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Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute

Works: 1,129 works in 2,213 publications in 1 language and 34,932 library holdings
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Noble dreams, wicked pleasures : orientalism in America, 1870-1930 by Holly Edwards( Book )

13 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Noble Dreams, Wicked Pleasures explores complex American attitudes toward the Near East--as revealed in collected paintings, interior design, and multiple vernacular forms--at the formative moment of industrialization and the crystallization of a truly mass culture. Published to coincide with the multimedia exhibition that opens at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute and travels to the Walters Art Gallery and the Mint Museum of Art, this catalogue considers how urban, mercantile, Protestant America represented the Islamic world of the Middle East and North Africa in ways that say more about itself than the foreign culture. This gorgeously illustrated volume first looks at the use of Orientalist stereotypes by some of the country's most important high art painters of the nineteenth century: Frederic Edwin Church's treatment of the exotic terrain through a lens of deep religiosity; a more cosmopolitan reading of the harem girl by John Singer Sargent; the perfumed alternative to industrial capitalism conjured in the landscapes and market scenes of Samuel Colman and Louis Comfort Tiffany; and interpretations of the Orient as emancipatory by Ella Pell, the only major woman Orientalist. The book next traces the popularization of Orientalism in the decorative arts (including a few treasures from Olana, Church's Moorish-style home on the Hudson), on Broadway, and in Hollywood, as well as through advertising that linked consumer products with visual suggestions of exotic sexuality and through cultural objects, such as the Shriners' fez
Impression : painting quickly in France, 1860-1890 by Richard R Brettell( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The "point" of Impressionist art was to capture the fleeting moment, the transient effect of a certain place, person or time. Impressionist artists worked on site with speed and directness, hoping to distinguish their works with a new freshness, immediacy, and truthfulness. Yet the paintings they exhibited were in fact almost always completed in the studio later. This beautifully illustrated book investigates for the first time works that might truly be called Impressions--paintings that appear to be rapid transcriptions of shifting subjects but were nonetheless considered finished by their makers. Renowned Impressionist scholar Richard R. Brettell identifies and discusses Impressions by some of the best-known artists of the period, including Manet, Monet, Renoir, Sisley, Morisot, Degas, Pissarro, and Caillebotte. The book surveys the various practices of individual artists in the making, signing, exhibiting, and selling of Impressions. Brettell discusses the pictorial theories behind the paintings, the sales strategies for them, and the various forms they took, including works completed in one sitting, "apparent" Impressions, and repeated Impressions. In a concluding chapter, the author considers a small group of works by Vincent van Gogh, who painted with an almost fanatical rapidity and was the only major post-Impressionist painter to push the aesthetic of the Impression even further
The unknown Monet : pastels and drawings by James A Ganz( Book )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Claude Monet (1840-1926) is one of the best-known and most beloved painters in the history of art, with myriad publications and exhibitions devoted to his oeuvre. And yet there remains a previously undiscovered aspect of his career: his surprisingly significant role as a draftsman. This book is the first to focus on Monet's pastels, drawings, and sketchbooks, offering a new interpretation of the artist's life and work." "Citing recently discovered, unpublished documents that overturn the accepted image of the artist, The Unknown Monet reveals an extensive group of graphic works created over the course of the artist's career, many of which are unknown to the general public and to scholars: beautiful pastels, stunning black-chalk drawings, and fascinating sketchbooks, which include pencil studies that relate to many of his paintings. The book also shows how Monet exploited the print media to promote his art." "The most important publication on Monet to appear in a generation, this volume is essential to anyone interested in his work, Impressionism, and nineteenth-century French culture."--Jacket
Like breath on glass : Whistler, Inness, and the art of painting softly by Marc Simpson( Book )

15 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through an innovative manner of handling paint, a group of American artists around 1900 created deceptively simple canvases that convey images of shimmering transcience, visions suggested rather than delineated. Focusing on this singular aesthetic characteristic - softness - this book explores this painterly phenomenon
Jacques-Louis David : empire to exile by Philippe Bordes( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalog of an exhibition organized by the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, held in Los Angeles, Feb. 1-April 24, 2005, and Williamstown, MAss., June 5-Sept. 5, 2005
Helen Frankenthaler prints, 1961-1979 by Helen Frankenthaler( Book )

6 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalog of an exhibition held at Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, April 11-May 11, 1980 and other places
Turner : the late seascapes by James Hamilton( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The English romantic painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851) is renowned for his sublime and dramatic landscapes and seascapes. The sea held a particular fascination for the artist, exemplified not only by the subject matter of many of his paintings but also by his own collection of ship models and personal experiences as an amateur sailor. This handsome book - written by Turner expert James Hamilton and published in conjunction with a traveling exhibition organized by the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute and Manchester City Galleries - focuses primarily on the artist's spectacular seascapes dating from the 1840s, the last decade of his illustrious career." "Turner: The Late Seascapes provides new and provocative insights into these powerful works, relating them to the artist's interest in poetry and drama as well as his curiousity about science, optics, and photography. Turner's extensive travels - which clearly fed his imagination and inspired his choice of subject matter - are explored in depth, as is the relationship between Turner's paintings and seventeenth-century Dutch precedents. Hamilton also examines the important role of the pendant in Turner's late art, arguing that his paired works have intentional associative narrative, stylistic, and chromatic meanings. In addition, the author traces the evolution of Turner's famous Whaling series, offering a new source for it, and examines Turner's captain Elisha Morgan and the English photographer John Mayall, both of which have been previously overlooked in the literature on the artist." "Including more than 90 examples of Turner's dramatic and lively marine pictures - 70 of which are reproduced in full color - this elegant book sheds fascinating new light on one of the world's most beloved artists."--Jacket
The painted sketch : American impressions from nature, 1830-1880 by Eleanor Jones Harvey( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Painted Sketch is the first volume to focus on the sketches of major American artists of the period. Eleanor Jones Harvey, author and consulting curator of American Art for the Dallas Museum of Art, follows the artists from field to studio, examining the changing perception and growing public appreciation for these small works. Her study is based on much new research as well as on her close analysis of existing resources
Overcoming all obstacles : the women of the Académie Julian by N.Y.) Dahesh Museum of Art (New York( Book )

9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Overcoming All Obstacles: The Women of the Academie Julian is the first book to examine late nineteenth-century Paris's most famous training ground for the leading women artists of the period. The Academie Julian was founded in Paris in 1868, initially to prepare students for entry to the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, the nineteenth century's preeminent art school. Because women could not study at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts until 1897, Julian itself became an international equivalent for many of the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century's most important women artists." "Not only does Overcoming All Obstacles introduce the reader to many works by women artists - both famous and lesser known - but the essays offer a cultural and historical context in which to appreciate their art."--Jacket
Uncanny spectacle : the public career of the young John Singer Sargent by Marc Simpson( Book )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors contend the canvases present a fresh view of Sargent's aspirations and ambitions, representing a metaphoric self-portrait of the artist as a young man. The early paintings, their relationship to one another, and their reception also shed light on the complex, cosmopolitan art world in which Sargent lived
Picasso looks at Degas by Elizabeth Cowling( Book )

12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents documented instances of Spanish painter and sculptor Pablo Picasso's (1881-1973) direct responses to French painter and sculptor Edgar Degas's (1834-1917) works, as well as more conceptual and challenging affinities between their individual bodies of work. Illustrated essays explore the artists' parallel interests in modern urban life, ballet dancers, activities such as bathing and combing the hair, photography, and the challenges of sculpture. The book also provides the first extended analysis of Picasso's engagement with Degas's art in his final years, when he acquired several of the French artist's brothel monotypes and reworked some of them in his own prints
The Clark brothers collect : impressionist and early modern paintings by Michael Conforti( Book )

12 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Brothers Sterling and Stephen Clark--heirs to the Singer sewing machine fortune--were among the twentieth century's most influential art collectors. This volume examines their magnificent collections, their personal lives and public profiles, and their significant roles in the history of American museums. While the brothers shared a love for great art, they collected in different ways. Sterling was a private collector; his French Impressionist masterpieces, including thirty-eight Renoirs, and works by such American artists as Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, Frederic Remington, and Mary Cassatt now form the distinguished collection of the Clark. Stephen, a businessman and museum trustee, acquired modern works by such masters as Georges Seurat, Paul Cezanne, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, and Vincent van Gogh, often with specific museum collections in mind--including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Yale University Art Gallery."--Publisher's website
Claude Lorrain--the painter as draftsman : drawings from the British Museum by Richard Rand( Book )

12 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great French artist Claude Lorrain (1600-1682) - for whom drawing was an integral part of the artistic process - spent most of his career in Italy, where he documented the beauty of the landscape and the splendor of classical ruins. This richly illustrated book examines the wide-ranging role the medium played throughout Claude's career. The book presents some of Claude's most remarkable drawings, representing all aspects of his style and subject matter - from informal outdoor sketches of trees, rivers, and ruins to formal presentation drawings and elaborate compositional designs for paintings, many of which have never before been reproduced in color. A detailed and scholarly essay places them within the social and cultural contexts of their time and includes comparative illustrations of paintings and etchings to situate them within the artist's oeuvre. A selection of works from the Liber Veritatis (Book of Truth), a portfolio of highly finished drawings that the artist created to document his own painted compositions, is also included
Renoir and Algeria by Roger Benjamin( Book )

12 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renoir made two journeys to Algeria, in 1881 & 1882. He was the only Impressionist to paint Orientalist themes, but this aspect of his work has been little studied. This book places Renoir in the unfamiliar context of the French Orientalist tradition
Dove/O'Keeffe : circles of influence by Debra Bricker Balken( Book )

12 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the outset of her career, Georgia O'Keeffe credited her introduction to modernism as deriving in part from a reproduction of a pastel by Arthur Dove she saw around 1913. By this time Dove was well established as the foremost modernist artist in America, yet O'Keeffe herself would later become a source of renewal for his work." "In this book, author Debra Bricker Balken provides the first investigation into the interrelationship between these two great artists. She shows that while Dove's sensual evocations of landscape - his abstractions of nature's undulating rhythms and forms - offered inspiration for O'Keeffe, the influence of O'Keeffe's work on Dove was equally significant. After 1930, Dove turned to O'Keeffe's early works for renewed aesthetic inspiration. mining, as he put it, her "burning watercolors."" "Beyond examining the impact of these mutual influences, this beautifully illustrated publication situates Dove and O'Keeffe within the circle of Alfred Stieglitz, and brings them into a fuller context within the modernist scene of the 1920s and 1930s, What emerges is a fascinating look at the first pivotal moment of modernism in America."--Jacket
What is research in the visual arts? : obsession, archive, encounter by Marquard Smith( Book )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on the 2007 Clark Conference, What Is Research in the Visual Arts? explores fundamental questions, both philosophical and practical, for those working with visual art. What is research, why and how do we do it, and what place does it have in art making and the understanding of art today? Thirteen authors consider the pleasures, passions, and dangers of research and its attendant obsessions and encounters with incoherence, chaos, and wonder. How does the process of inquiry engender meaning? In what complex ways is research bound up with writing, teaching, curating, and making? Why are we obsessed with the idea of research?"--Jacket
Anthropologies of art by Hans Belting( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on the 2003 Clark Conference, Anthropologies of Art examines the intersections and divergences between anthropology and art history"--Back cover
Speaking a new classicism : American architecture now by Helen Searing( Book )

10 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Landscape, innovation, and nostalgia : the Manton collection of British art by Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Business leader and arts patron Sir Edwin A. G. Manton (1909--2005) and his wife Florence, Lady Manton, assembled an outstanding collection of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British art. A gift to the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute from the Manton Foundation in 2007, their collection features more than 300 oil paintings, watercolors, drawings, and prints, including works by John Constable, J. M. W. Turner, Thomas Gainsborough, and William Blake.. In a series of wide-ranging essays, prominent scholars consider the major works and themes in the collection, relating them to larger issues within the field of British studies. Individual essays are devoted to Constable's oil sketches, cloud studies, and magisterial painting The Wheat Field; the growth of the watercolor tradition; print portfolios and narrative series; Thomas Rowlandson's satiric drawings; and Gainsborough's use of experimental materials as revealed through recent scientific analysis. The volume concludes with an illustrated checklist of the works in the collection."--Publisher description
Art in nature : the Clark inside and out by Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Surrounded by 140 acres of expansive lawns, meadows, and walking trails in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute is home to exceptional collections of European and American painting and sculpture, master prints and drawings, English silver and porcelain, and early photographs. It is also recognized as a leading international center for research and higher education. This book combines beautiful images with engaging narrative to capture the unique experience of "art in nature" that has made the Clark one of the country's best-loved museums."--Jacket
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Noble dreams, wicked pleasures : orientalism in America, 1870-1930
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Impression : painting quickly in France, 1860-1890The unknown Monet : pastels and drawingsLike breath on glass : Whistler, Inness, and the art of painting softlyJacques-Louis David : empire to exileTurner : the late seascapesThe painted sketch : American impressions from nature, 1830-1880Overcoming all obstacles : the women of the Académie JulianUncanny spectacle : the public career of the young John Singer Sargent