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Brettell, Richard R.

Overview
Works: 210 works in 503 publications in 1 language and 17,894 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Art 
Roles: Adapter, Other, Author of introduction, Editor, Contributor, Secretary, Curator
Classifications: N6450, 709.24
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The Art of Paul Gauguin ( Book )
14 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 1,190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A coffee table book of Paul Gauguin's paintings. Covers his Impressionist Years; his Ceramics; His First Tahitian Years; his Return to France, & his Final Years in Tahiti & Hivaoa
Modern art, 1851-1929 : capitalism and representation by Richard R Brettell ( Book )
12 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Richard Brettell's innovative account explores the aims and achievements - the beautiful and the bizarre - of artists such as Monet, Gauguin, Picasso, and Dali, in relation to urban capitalism and expansion, colonialism, nationalism and internationalism, and the museum. Tracing common themes of representation, imagination, perception, and sexuality across works in a wide range of different media, he presents a fresh approach to the fine art and photography of this remarkable era."--BOOK JACKET
Gauguin and Impressionism by Richard R Brettell ( Book )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) was introduced into the Impressionist circle by Camille Pissarro and contributed major works to five of the eight Impressionist exhibitions between 1879 and 1886. During these years he transformed himself from a banker-stockbroker into a professional artist and from a family man into a solitary searcher for artistic, moral, and spiritual truths. Yet this vital period of Gauguin's life has usually been dismissed as a mere prelude to his brilliant career as an anti-Impressionist. This illustrated book reconsiders Gauguin's apprenticeship as an Impressionist and reassesses his contributions to the movement through the extraordinarily subtle and beautiful paintings, sculpture, and ceramic works he created during the years before 1887." "Richard R. Brettell and Anne-Birgitte Fonsmark argue that Gauguin's Impressionist paintings compare in quality to those of Sisley, Morisot, or Cassatt and that as a sculptor he was second only to Degas. His sculptures and ceramics were even more searching and radical than his early paintings and are crucial to the understanding of his development. Gauguin grappled with the thorniest issues debated by the French avant-garde, and no member of the Impressionist group created works as enigmatic or as wideranging, both artistically and emotionally."--BOOK JACKET
Pissarro and Pontoise : the painter in a landscape by Richard R Brettell ( Book )
19 editions published between 1977 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Impression : painting quickly in France, 1860-1890 by Richard R Brettell ( Book )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 884 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
Degas in the Art Institute of Chicago by Richard R Brettell ( Book )
5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The impressionist and the city : Pissarro's series paintings by Richard R Brettell ( Book )
9 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Examines the problematic serial nature of ... [Pissarro's] urban works"--Foreword
French impressionists by Richard R Brettell ( Book )
4 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains color reproductions of French Impressionist art from the Art Institute of Chicago. Includes a narrative discussion of each work
Post-impressionists by Richard R Brettell ( Book )
6 editions published between 1971 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents color plates of sixty-eight Post-Impressionist art works from the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago. Includes accompanying narrative
French Salon artists, 1800-1900 by Richard R Brettell ( Book )
10 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Frederic Bazille, Louis Leopold Boilly, Eugene Boudin, Jules Breton, Jean Charles Cazin, Charles Emile Champmartin, Jean Baptiste Camille Corot, Gustave Courbet, Pascal Dagnan-Bouveret, Honore Daumier, Edgar Degas, Eugene Delacroix, Narcisse Virgile Diaz de la Pena, Gustave Dore, Henri Fantin-Latour, Theodore Gericault, Jean Leon Jerome, Paul Camille Guigou, Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, Johann Barthold Jongkind, Jules Joseph Lefebvre, Edouard Manet, Jean Francois Millet, Gustave Moreau, Camille Pissarro, Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, Odilon Redon, Theodore Rousseau
Paper and light : the calotype in France and Great Britain, 1839-1870 by Richard R Brettell ( Book )
9 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From Monet to Van Gogh a history of Impressionism by Richard R Brettell ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Richard Brettell, Professor of Aesthetic Studies at the University of Texas at Dallas, introduces the style, subject, and function of Impressionist painting by artists including Monet, Renoir, Cassatt, Cézanne, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Van Gogh. Explains how Impressionism changed the way that people see the world and examines how these artists documented life in the latter half of the 19th century and provided models of behavior, decorum, and urban beauty that persist to this day
Monet to Moore : the millennium gift of Sara Lee Corporation by Richard R Brettell ( Book )
5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An impressionist legacy : the collection of Sara Lee Corporation by Richard R Brettell ( Book )
10 editions published between 1986 and 1997 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collection includes artists such as Pissarro, Degas, Renoir, Braque, Matisse, Bonnard, Giacometti, Moore, Maillol, Kandinsky, and Leger
Museum masterpieces the Louvre ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This series of lectures introduces the greatest of universal museums. Its aim is not comprehensive. The focus is narrowed to the Department of Paintings, which is responsible for European paintings from the Middle Ages until the mid-19th century. These works of art form an encyclopedic summary of the achievements of painters that can be called the single most important such collection in the world. The aim of these lectures is to both prepare new viewers for a visit and to be a "study aid" for those who have been and gone before. Critic and historian Richard Brettell begins with an overview of the Louvre's colorful history as royal palace, art academy, and national showcase. The lectures explore some of the most beautiful and renowned examples of European painting, including masterworks by Raphael, Caravaggio, Leonardo da Vinci, Watteau, Rubens and Vermeer
Painters and peasants in the nineteenth century by Richard R Brettell ( Book )
7 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Edouard Vuillard : a painter and his muses, 1890-1940 by Stephen Brown ( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In many of Edouard Vuillard's (1868-1940) most famous paintings, figures are nestled in intimate settings among bold patterns and colors. As the viewer's eye adjusts to the complexity of the scene, the artist's world opens up. At a young age, Vuillard was one of a group of avant-garde painters in Paris who favored rich palettes and dreamlike imagery. He was equally a member of the literary and theatrical circles that included writers like Marcel Proust and Ste;phane Mallarme;. As his career progressed into the new century, he entered the rarefied society of upper-class French families--many of them Jewish--who collected the new art, published the new poetry, and wrote the new criticism. This beautifully illustrated book examines the master artist's work in the context of a unique circle of friends and patrons between the turn of the 20th century and World War II. Essays by leading scholars explore the artist's relationship with key members of this glamorous social circle, as well as the connections between Vuillard and Proust, two of the world's great observers of a world now lost. A fascinating exploration of artistic culture in Paris before the war, Edouard Vuillard establishes the artist as one of the masters of the modern portrait"--
A catalogue of the drawings by Camille Pissarro in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford by Ashmolean Museum ( Book )
7 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pissarro's people by Richard R Brettell ( Book )
8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Studie over de menselijke figuren op de schilderijen en tekeningen van de Franse impressionist (1830-1903)
Nineteenth century art : a critical history by Stephen Eisenman ( Book )
10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a radical reconsideration of the origins of modern painting and sculpture in Europe and North America. In art, as in nearly every other field, the nineteenth century was a time of questioning, experimentation, discovery and modernization. Artists divined and portrayed, as never before, the crucial connections between seeing and knowing, vision and society
 
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Alternative Names
Brettell, R. R.
Brettell, Richard.
Brettell, Richard, 1949-
Brettell, Richard, historien d'art
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Brettell, Rick, 1949-
Languages
English (164)
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