European Painting and Sculpture After 1800 by Emily Beeny
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European Painting and Sculpture After 1800 is a useful tool for an exploration of modern European artistic sensibilities. It can also function quite nicely as a bathroom reader, since its compact format won't be uncomfortable. As well, it is educational, fun, and enlightening at the same time.
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The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, houses an internationally renowned collection of modern European painting and sculpture, including such masterpieces as Renoir’s "Dance at Bougival," Gauguin’s "Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?," Degas’ "Little Dancer" and Turner’s "Slave Ship," as well as the largest collection of paintings by Claude Monet outside France. European Painting and Sculpture after 1800: MFA Highlights features these well-known and much-loved works, organized into thematic chapters discussing the major art movements represented in the collection, with an introduction that describes the major phenomena that helped chart the course of art in the 19th and 20th centuries. In all, more than 100 highlights from this impressive collection are illustrated and discussed, each testifying to the richness and complexity of European art in the modern era.
 

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Published July 26, 2016 by MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. 208 pages
Genres: History, Arts & Photography.
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Reviewed by Karl Wolff on Jul 21 2016

European Painting and Sculpture After 1800 is a useful tool for an exploration of modern European artistic sensibilities. It can also function quite nicely as a bathroom reader, since its compact format won't be uncomfortable. As well, it is educational, fun, and enlightening at the same time.

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