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Brettell, Richard R.

Works: 291 works in 883 publications in 4 languages and 20,389 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Filmed lectures  Educational films  Biography  Nonfiction films  Instructional films  Art 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Publishing director, Author of introduction, Contributor, Adapter, Collector, Curator, Thesis advisor
Classifications: N6853.G34, 759.4
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Most widely held works about Richard R Brettell
Most widely held works by Richard R Brettell
Modern art, 1851-1929 : capitalism and representation by Richard R Brettell( Book )

18 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,224 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."--Jacket
The Art of Paul Gauguin by Richard R Brettell( Book )

18 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 1,197 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
Gauguin and Impressionism by Richard R Brettell( Book )

19 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,012 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."--Jacket
Pissarro and Pontoise : the painter in a landscape by Richard R Brettell( Book )

33 editions published between 1900 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Impression : painting quickly in France, 1860-1890 by Richard R Brettell( Book )

15 editions published in 2000 in 3 languages and held by 930 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 )

15 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The impressionist and the city : Pissarro's series paintings by Richard R Brettell( Book )

22 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Examines the problematic serial nature of ... [Pissarro's] urban works"--Foreword
From Monet to Van Gogh : a history of Impressionism by Richard R Brettell( Visual )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 704 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
French impressionists by Richard R Brettell( Book )

9 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 625 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 )

10 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 585 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
Paper and light : the calotype in France and Great Britain, 1839-1870 by Richard R Brettell( Book )

16 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Museum masterpieces : the Louvre by Richard R Brettell( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 570 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
French Salon artists, 1800-1900 by Richard R Brettell( Book )

12 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 532 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
Camille Pissarro Young peasant having her coffee by Richard R Brettell( )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This entry features in-depth research on Pissarro's Young Peasant Having Her Coffee, drawing fascinating connections between Pissarro’s life and work, and offering novel insights into his technique, showing how he consistently pushed Impressionist approaches in new directions. For more in-depth conservation research and interactive images, see the full catalogue at
Monet to Moore : the millennium gift of Sara Lee Corporation by Richard R Brettell( Book )

8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fully illustrated, this catalogue documents the Sara Lee Corporation exhibition, 52 works from the personal collection of Nathan Cummings. It includes an essay on each, placing it in the context of the artist's oeuvre, proposes new interpretations and discusses the position of the art in the collections of the recipient museums
Edouard Vuillard : a painter and his muses, 1890-1940 by Stephen Brown( Book )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 443 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"-
Painters and peasants in the nineteenth century by Richard R Brettell( Book )

10 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pissarro's people by Richard R Brettell( Book )

13 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This definitive portrait of Camille Pissarro by one of the world s foremost authorities on Impressionism and French painting reveals the deep connection between Pissarro s humanitarian concerns and his creative output. Throughout his career, the Impressionist artist Camille Pissarro produced a vast oeuvre of paintings, drawings, and prints inspired by his fascination with and commitment to politics. Many of these works reflect the tensions between his anarchist ideals and the realities of life in a capitalist society; however, most examinations of Pissarro have approached his art and politics as separate spheres. Published to accompany a major exhibition, this survey by a renowned expert on Impressionist painting offers a selection of canvases and works on paper that embody Pissarro's pictorial humanism at the highest level. Exhaustive archival study, interviews with surviving family members, and research drawn from thousands of newly discovered letters inform this rich and authoritative book, including individual portraits of each of the family members Pissarro so often inserted into his paintings it also examines his relationships with fellow artists, writers, neighbours, merchants, and domestic servants. The result is a refreshing and landmark reconsideration of the artist's magnificent body of work."--Publisher description
A catalogue of the drawings by Camille Pissarro in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford by Ashmolean Museum( Book )

13 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An impressionist legacy : the collection of Sara Lee Corporation by Richard R Brettell( Book )

9 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection includes artists such as Pissarro, Degas, Renoir, Braque, Matisse, Bonnard, Giacometti, Moore, Maillol, Kandinsky, and Leger
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Modern art, 1851-1929 : capitalism and representation
Gauguin and ImpressionismPissarro and Pontoise : the painter in a landscapeImpression : painting quickly in France, 1860-1890The impressionist and the city : Pissarro's series paintingsMonet to Moore : the millennium gift of Sara Lee CorporationPissarro's people
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