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Impressionist Quartet: The Intimate Genius of Manet and Morisot, Degas and Cassatt Impressionist Quartet Draws Us Into The Inner Lives Of A Core Group Of Mid Nineteenth Century Artists Edouard Manet, Mary Cassatt, Edgar Degas, And Berthe Morisot Known, Collectively, As The Impressionists Derided By Critics, Sneered At By Contemporaries, Their Work Sold For Pittances They Were Either Marginalized Or Dismissed Altogether By The French Art Establishment And, To Some Degree, Their Iconic Works Have Eclipsed Them.Portraying Them As Individuals And As Fellow Conspirators In A New Way Of Seeing And Representing The World, Jeffrey Meyers Brings To Life This Most Popular And Influential Group Of Painters In The Entire History Of Art The Result Is An Accessible And Wonderfully Illuminating Book That Offers Readers A Fresh Way Of Looking At These Artists And The Priceless, Timeless Masterpieces They Created.

10 thoughts on “Impressionist Quartet: The Intimate Genius of Manet and Morisot, Degas and Cassatt

  1. says:

    This reads like a bore of a history book without any new value to interesting descriptions of these four artists It is mostly tedious descriptions of famous paintings It would have been best to provide links to the works so the aesthetics are left to the reader freeing the author to discuss the context The background research is limited but perhaps that reflects the ambitious plan to co

  2. says:

    This was a slightly dry book that I didn t really need to read because I have already read most of what s here somewhere else And I hate art books that do not provide an illustration but instead DESCRIBE a painting in detail to you I can go look it up on the Internet if you are too cheap to reproduce it, thank you, don t DESCRIBE it to me But this does get a point for not sloughing off Le

  3. says:

    A very secondary book I d hoped to learn about the relationships between Manet Morisot, and especially Cassatt and Degasbut there is little here that I haven t found presented elsewhere, and in far less tedious terms For a book on four painters, there is a notable lack of reproduced paintings, and those paintings that are reproduced are in black and white, stealing the Impressionist vital

  4. says:

    Uneven treatment of subjects, pedantic descriptions of painting without illustrations, use of black and white illustrations Did not enjoy No unique perspective on any of his subjects I was just going to list off my grievances without forming them into sentences because this book was not worth my time His treatment of Morisot was sexist and vapid Essentially, he used her biography as a way o

  5. says:

    This was so disappointing and I wanted to like it Each artist is written about in isolation These four artist do pop up in stories about each other but only when their paths crossed, not in any meaningful way If you re going to name this book Impressionist Quartet, one assumes their stories will be woven together to show how they influenced and competed with each other The other disappointin

  6. says:

    Meyers is an accomplished scholar, biographer and editor, with highly regarded studies of Katherine Mansfield, Somerset Maugham, D.H Lawrence and other literary lions to his credit Writing about the impressionists is a perfect match for his talents because of the intimate relationship of art and letters in the late 19th century.In his four subject biography Meyers illuminates the intimacies o

  7. says:

    I dislike authors that insist of describing works of art in detail and not illustrating the work Because of this I only made it to chapter 5 and then gave up.

  8. says:

    If you like the Impressionists, you ll love this book Written on the person from a human and not artistic perspective.

  9. says:

    learned about Manet IN 1st 10 pages than ever knew

  10. says:

    Wonderful profiles of Manet and Morisot, Degas and Cassatt I absolutely fell in love with Manet.

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