1900: art at the crossroads

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Harry N. Abrams, May 1, 2000 - Art - 445 pages
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Exactly 100 years ago, art was at a crossroads. Painters such as Sargent, Whistler, Homer, and Rouault were widely acclaimed. Cezanne, Degas, Gauguin, Toulouse-Lautrec, Rodin, Munch, Klimt, and other modern masters were in their prime. And the revolutionaries who would go on to change the course of Western art -- Picasso, Matisse, Mondrian, Kandinsky, and Nolde, among others -- were just getting started.

This book, the companion volume to a major international exhibition, provides an eye-opening look at what these and other artists were creating in this watershed year. Organized by subject -- from bathers, femmes fatales, and self-portraits to rural scenes, religion, and social comment -- and featuring more than 300 colorplates, the book presents both famous and less well-known works. By including a wide range of paintings and sculptures executed at roughly the same time, Robert Rosenblum and MaryAnne Stevens illuminate the cultural crosscurrents that were reshaping Western art -- including nationalism, psychology, and technology -- and help us see familiar masterworks with a fresh eye.

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An exhibition organized by The Royal Academy of Arts, London, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 1900: Art at the Crossroads examines the diverse range of artworks produced during this ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
41
Section 2
90
Section 3
93
Section 4
101
Section 5
106
Section 6
141
Section 7
142
Section 8
147
Section 13
221
Section 14
237
Section 15
257
Section 16
259
Section 17
263
Section 18
267
Section 19
278
Section 20
289

Section 9
161
Section 10
202
Section 11
206
Section 12
212
Section 21
290
Section 22
293
Section 23
303
Section 24
329

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About the author (2000)

Rosenblum is professor of fine arts at NYU, a curator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in NYC, and a contributing editor at ArtForum, as well as the author of 14 other books.

Stevens is senior curator at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. She has edited and contributed to many books and catalogs, including "Monet in the 20th Century" and "The Impressionist and the City".

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