"The exhibition is organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington."
Only in America / Pierre Rosenberg -- American visions of eighteenth-century France / Yuriko Jackall -- Wildenstein in America / Joseph Baillio -- Fiske Kimball and French period rooms in America / Jack Hinton -- The Tuck donation to the Petit Palais: a mirror of American taste / Christophe Leribault -- Femmes-artistes and America from the early Republic to the Gilded Age / Melissa Hyde -- Eugenia Woodward Hitt collects / Robert Schindler -- Buying against the grain : American collections and French neoclassical paintings / Philippe Bordes -- Joseph Duereux, John Maxon, and the Spencer Museum of Art / Susan Earle -- When the Eighteenth century was new: Joseph Bonaparte in Amercia / D. Dodge Thompson -- Notes on the American reception of eightenth-century French painting / Joseph J. Rishel
"Authors use sixty-eight 18th-century French paintings from American museum collections to present a fascinating American social history through the lens of taste and collecting practices. Depictions of opulent fashion, court gatherings, and decadent pleasures appealed to late 19th- and early 20th-century American collectors. Neoclassical representations of Greek heroes, with stern lessons about democracy, ethics, and moral choices, had another appeal. Both inform our culture and society today and even feature several women artists as well as one of the first mixed-race painters in the Western canon."--Provided by publisher.
Catalog of an exhibition held at the Fondation Beyeler, Riehen / Basel, January 22 - May 28, 2017.
"Monet: Light, Shadow, and Reflection" : January 22-May 28, 2017, the Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel, Switzerland.
Light, Shadow, and Reflection / Ulf Küstler -- Monet and the Decorative / James H. Rubin -- On Claude Monet and the Alchemy of Light / Gottfried Boehm -- Backlight -- Trees -- The Seine -- The Customs Officer's House -- The Coast and the Sea -- Morning on the Seine -- London -- Nymphéas -- The Thames as Maritime Horizon / Maria Becker -- Claude Monet and Alice Hoschedé / Philippe Piguet -- The Travels of Monsieur Monet / Hannah Rocchi
"The world's appearance would be shaken if we succeeded in perceiving the spaces in between things as 'things'." These words from the philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty apply to the core of Claude Monet's art in the years between 1880 and the beginning of the twentieth century. While interest usually lies only on the early and late work of this exceptional artist, the catalogue, containing more than fifty works of art, traces the development between these two periods. Accompanied by texts by well-known art historians, the reader is invited to follow Monet's unusual treatment of reflections and shadows in his paintings. It allowed him to break loose from the modalities of representational logic and the pictorial object. And they made room for an aesthetic that helped to do justice to perception itself and to enforce a painting's self-reflexive momentum. Exhibition: Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel, Switzerland (22.01.2017-28.05.2017).