The Judgment of Paris: The Decade that Gave the World Impressionism, Ross King
King (Michelangelo and the Pope’s Ceiling) presents an engrossing account of the years from 1863—when paintings denied entry into the French Academy’s yearly Salon were shown at the Salon des Refusés—to 1874, the date of the first Impressionist exhibition.
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One of twentieth-century America’s most influential patrons of the arts, Peggy Guggenheim (1898–1979) brought to wide public attention the work of such modern masters as Jackson Pollock and Man Ray. In her time, there was no stronger advocate for the groundbreaking and the avant-garde.
Monet was such a renowned painter of seascapes that upon seeing the ocean along the Brittany coast for the first time, exclaimed:" Oh, how beautiful–it's a Monet."–Auguste Rodin
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