By Colta Ives, Elizabeth E. Barker
This booklet offers 100 and fifteen drawings and work from the holdings of Karen B. Cohen, a famous long island collector. those French and English nineteenth-century works contain landscapes, images, determine compositions, and nonetheless lifes through nice artists of the Romantic interval, of the Barbizon tuition, and of the Realist institution, starting with Prud'hon and finishing with Seurat. A diverse diversity of compositions through such masters as Gericault, Corot, Rousseau, Couture, Daubigny, and particularly Delacroix is integrated. one of the highlights is a gaggle of oil work through Courbet—both landscapes and portraits—and a sequence of cloud reviews by means of Constable. simply because those images were held for thus lengthy in deepest arms, such a lot are little identified at the present time, although they have been made through famous masters. Many are released the following for the 1st time, usually with comparative illustrations.
Colta Ives conceived this e-book and is its major writer. She offers documentation and statement for every paintings, putting it in the context of the artist's improvement and connecting it to modern creative tendencies and concepts. Elizabeth E. Barker has contributed entries on Constable and Bonington.
The personality of the pictures assembled is extraordinary, reflecting the collector's own reaction to the turbulent dramas of the Romantics, the clean discovery of panorama by way of French and English painters of the varsity of Nature, and the somber realism of Courbet and his fans. approximately all of the artists represented have been alternately damned and praised for his or her modernity, for they have been desirous to current the flora and fauna in as vibrant a manner as attainable. Their delicate therapy of nature and of human existence, usually in a fluid, cursory type, used to be meant to elicit a heightened reaction from the viewer. For the main half historic background and fable have been left at the back of for the immediacy of the current. Romanticism and the college of Nature can be the tale of an outstanding collector and her self reliant discoveries. This ebook will accompany an exhibition proven on the Metropolitan Museum of artwork from October sixteen, 2000, to January 21, 2001.