by Tanya Paul, Bouguereau And America Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Bouguereau And America books, "Seeking to bring Gallic sophistication and worldly elegance into their galleries and drawing rooms, wealthy Americans of the late 19th and early 20th centuries collected the work of William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905) in record numbers. This revelatory volume offers an in-depth exploration of Bouguereau's overwhelming popularity in turn-of-the-century America and the ways that his work--widely known from reviews, exhibitions, and inexpensive reproductions--resonated with the American public. While also lauded by the French artistic establishment and a dominant presence at the Parisian Salons, Bouguereau achieved his greatest success selling his idealized and polished paintings to a voracious American market. In this book, the authors discuss how the artist's sensual classical maidens, Raphaelesque Madonnas, and pristine peasant children embodied the tastes of American Gilded Age patrons, and how Bouguereau's canvases persuasively functioned as freshly painted Old Masters for collectors flush with new money"--
by Virginia Couse Leavitt, Eanger Irving Couse Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Eanger Irving Couse books, Eanger Irving Couse (1866–1936) showed remarkable promise as a young art student. His lifelong interest in Native American cultures also started at an early age, inspired by encounters with Chippewa Indians living near his hometown, Saginaw, Michigan. After studying in Europe, Couse began spending summers in New Mexico, where in 1915 he helped found the famous Taos Society of Artists, serving as its first president and playing a major role in its success. This richly illustrated volume, featuring full-color reproductions of his artwork, is the first scholarly exploration of Couse’s noteworthy life and artistic achievements. Drawing on extensive research, Virginia Couse Leavitt gives an intimate account of Couse’s experiences, including his early struggles as an art student in the United States and abroad, his study of Native Americans, his winter home and studio in New York City, and his life in New Mexico after he relocated to Taos. In examining Couse’s role as one of the original six founders of the Taos Society of Artists, the author provides new information about the art colony’s early meetings, original members, and first exhibitions. As a scholar of art history, Leavitt has spent decades researching her subject, who also happens to be her grandfather. Her unique access to the Couse family archives has allowed her to mine correspondence, photographs, sketchbooks, and memorabilia, all of which add fresh insight into the American art scene in the early 1900s. Of particular interest is the correspondence of Couse’s wife, Virginia Walker, an art student in Paris when the couple first met. Her letters home to her family in Washington State offer a vivid picture of her husband’s student life in Paris, where Couse studied under the famous painter William Bouguereau at the Académie Julian. Whereas many artists of the early twentieth century pursued a radically modern style, Couse held true to his formal academic training throughout his career. He gained renown for his paintings of southwestern landscapes and his respectful portraits of Native peoples. Through his depictions of the domestic and spiritual lives of Pueblo Indians, Couse helped mitigate the prejudices toward Native Americans that persisted during this era.
by Fronia E. Wissman, Bouguereau Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Bouguereau books, Pomegranate is pleased to release this collection of reproductions of paintings by French artist Adolphe-William Bouguereau (1825-1905), whose evocative visions of a better, purer time and place earned him a passionate following not only during his lifetime but through to the present. Author Fronia E. Wissman offers insights into the artist's work, career, and family life. And sixty exquisite full-color reproductions exemplify Bouguereau's prodigious talent in creating works of sensual, emotional, and intellectual appeal.
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by Timothy Anglin Burgard, Masterworks Of American Painting At The De Young Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Masterworks Of American Painting At The De Young books, "Published on the occasion of the reopening of the de Young in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California, October 2005"--T.p. verso.