Impressionism: Inspiration & Evolution describes how deeply the Original Radicals challenged the control of the traditional Salons as war and political unrest swirled about them. Themes of evolution and inspiration reveal how the artists' peronal styles evolved, how they helped each other develop in new directions, how they created groups to encourage and showcase impressive innovation. As they inspired one another then, they can inspire current readers as artists of media and of life.
Ms. Blaney's own work as an artist informs her ability to describe the lively brushwork of these painters, even down to how they took risks with their flagship pigments. Her descriptions make it easy for the reader to flow from one artist and influence to another.The dozens of works illustrate the evolution of impressionism.
This book is not only for the serious art student, but also for people who love the impressionists but may not have known how many artists blossomed in this movement. Impressionism: Inspiration and Evolution makes the Impressionists' world come alive, reflecting its beauty and depth, and giving a new sense of reality to the viewer's eye.