The Women Impressionists: A Sourcebook

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2000 - 196 pages
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This reference organizes and describes the primary and secondary literature surrounding Mary Stevenson Cassatt, Berthe Morisot, Eva GonzalËs, and Marie Bracquemond, four major women Impressionist artists. The Impressionist group included several women artists of considerable ability whose works and lives were largely ignored until the advent of feminist art criticism in the early 1970s. They studied, worked, and exhibited with their male counterparts including Degas, Manet, Monet, and Pissarro. The entries provide extensive coverage of the careers, critical reception, exhibition history, and growing reputations of these four female artists and discuss women Impressionists in general as they shared the challenges of becoming accepted as professional artists in late 19th-century society.

Containing nearly 900 citations of manuscripts, books, articles, reproductions, films, exhibitions, and reviews, this unique sourcebook will appeal to both art and women's studies scholars. Each artist receives a biographical sketch, chronology, information about individual and group exhibitions and reviews, and a primary and secondary bibliography, which captures details about the artist's life, career, and relationship with other artists. An art works index and names index complete the volume.

 

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Page viii - M'ont fait deux fois l'enfant de ma mère obstinée, Ange qui sur trois fils attachés à ses pas Épandait son amour et ne mesurait pas ! Oh ! l'amour d'une mère ! amour que nul n'oublie ! Pain merveilleux qu'un dieu partage et multiplie ! Table toujours servie au paternel foyer ! Chacun en a sa part, et tous l'ont tout entier...
Page xii - Near the end of her life, she lamented the refusal of men to take her work seriously: "I don't think there has ever been a man who treated a woman as an equal, and that's all I would have asked, for I know I'm worth as much as they.
Page 2 - the demoiselles Morisot are charming. What a pity they aren't men. Still, as women, they might be able to serve the cause of painting by each of them marrying an academician and sowing discord in the camp of those old dotards. But that would be to ask of them an excess of...

À propos de l'auteur (2000)

RUSSELL T. CLEMENT is Head of Art Collection at Northwestern University. His recent publications include Neo-Impressionist Painters, coauthored with Annick Houzé (Greenwood, 1999), Four French Symbolists (Greenwood, 1996), and Les Fauves (Greenwood, 1994).

ANNICK HOUZÉ is the French Cataloger at the Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. She coauthored along with Russell T. Clement Neo-Impressionist Painters (Greenwood, 1999).

CHRISTIANE ERBOLATO-RAMSEY is Fine Arts Librarian, Lee Library, Brigham Young University.

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