The Judgment of Paris: The Revolutionary Decade That Gave the World Impressionism


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While the Civil War raged in America, another very different revolution was beginning to take shape across the Atlantic, in the studios of Paris. The artists who would make Impressionism the most popular art form in history were showing their first paintings amidst scorn and derision from the French artistic establishment. Indeed, no artistic movement has ever been, at its inception, quite so controversial. The drama of its birth, played out on canvas, would at times resemble a battlefield; and as Ross King reveals, it ...

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Oct 2, 2008

great book

This book reads like an interesting novel. It includes information about the non impressionists thus putting the movement in context. highly recommended.

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