The Impressionists, widely celebrated for their vibrant and light-infused depictions of nature, extend their colorful artistic vocabularies to water, boats and all things nautical. This exhibition catalogue, published by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, traces the history of these delightful water scenes within the social context of the late 19th century. Impressionists on the Water, lavishly illustrated with exemplary works by all of the principal artists, examines the changing themes of water and boating from pre-Impressionism through post-Impressionism and includes masterpieces by the pre-eminent artists of the era. A brilliant synthesis of boating and aesthetics, it will be cherished by water enthusiasts, scholars, and connoisseurs of one of the most beloved periods in art history.
Hardcover with foil embossing, 224 pages