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by Barbara Dayer Gallati




Children of the Gilded Era: Portraits by Sargent, Renoir, Cassatt, and their Contemporaries presents a compelling selection of children's portraits painted at the end of the nineteenth century - an age of Mark Twain, Henry James and Edith Wharton. The featured paintings by John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt, Lawrence Ahna-Tadema, Edgar Degas, and James McNeill Whistler, some of the leading artists of this pivotal period in the histories of the United States and Europe, offer an idyllic view of yesterday's childhood.Well-known examples such as John Singer Sargent's delightful Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose, with its enchanting garden scene of Polly and Dolly, daughters of the artist Frederick Barnard, lighting paper lanterns, or the collective family groups such as The Artist's Family by the French Impressionist Pierre Auguste Renoir, showing his wife and children with their nurse, are featured alongside lesser-known, but equally endearing, works sharing both the formal and informal moments of a bygone age.
Download Children of the Gilded Era: Portraits of Sargent, Renoir, Cassatt and Their Contemporaries epub
ISBN: 1858942721
ISBN13: 978-1858942728
Category: Photography
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Author: Barbara Dayer Gallati
Language: English
Publisher: Merrell Publishers; Revised edition (October 18, 2004)
Pages: 96 pages
ePUB size: 1797 kb
FB2 size: 1277 kb
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 138
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Ishnjurus
I purchased this book when I became interested in portraits of children I had seen by John Singer Sargent and this book has many of them. What I really loved about the book was that, in addition to many wonderful full color plates of paintings, it has a great analysis of the changing view of children through the entire victorian age. The author points out numerous features of the famous paintings illustrated that a casual observer (myself included) might overlook. For example, only rarely are men or fathers included in portraits of children. Many examples of "purity" are present in these classical paintings: children wearing white, lilies, and light illuminating faces. I would have missed this symbolism if it was not pointed out. I found the text fully as engaging as the photos. This was a delightful read and I will not view portraits of children from this era in the same way again.
Jeb
A gorgeous book of portraits by some of the great talents of the Gilded Era.
Bralore
Bought this for a friend. It looked very interesting.