Turner, Whistler, Monet by Katharine Lochnan
Impressionist Visions

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J.M.W. Turner, James McNeill Whistler, and Claude Monet created some of the most poetic landscapes of the 19th century. This beautiful book, which accompanies a major traveling exhibition, follows the three artists from the Thames to the Seine to the Venetian lagoon and is the first to explore the relationships among their works.
Friends, collaborators, and rivals, Monet and Whistler adopted and built on themes first developed by Turner, including the creation of a series of views of the same landscape under different lighting and climatic conditions. Their attempts to imitate in oil the effects that Turner had achieved in watercolor and pastel transformed their style and would prove to be highly influential. In addition, they were inspired by Turner to seek beauty in the modern urban environment. In doing so, they created visionary works that contributed to Impressionism and Symbolism, and remain among the most beloved landscapes of the 19th century.

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Published May 1, 2004 by Tate. 240 pages
Genres: History, Arts & Photography, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Surely it's an overstatement to call Claude Monet's seminal 1872-3 canvas Impression, Sunrise theoffspring of J.M.W. Turner's sunsets and J.M. Whistler's nocturnes, as Lochnan does in the preface

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Art historian John House, for example, supplies a thoughtful essay on Turner's effect on Impressionism that never goes beyond the evidence, concluding that""the question of Turner's influence on their work is more complex, and any answers are clouded by later comments and reminiscences from the a...

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Monet followed Whistler?s example and studied at the Paris studio of Gallery?s Academy and each sought refuge in the other?s city: Monet in London during the Franco-Prussian war (1870?71) and on several return trips through 1903, while Whistler transplanted himself to Paris first in 1859, retaini...

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