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Vincent Van Gogh and the painters of the petit boulevard
Homburg, Cornelia.
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[St. Louis, Mo.] : Saint Louis Art Musuem in association with Rizzoli, [2001]

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255 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
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Published on the occasion of an exhibition held at the Saint Louis Art Museum, February 17-May 13, 2001.
Foreword -- Lenders to the Exhibition - - Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Vincent van Gogh's avant-garde strategies / Cornelia Homburg -- Cultural geography of the petit boulevard / Richard Thomson -- Seeking the studio of the south: Van Gogh, Gauguin, and avant-garde identity / Elizabeth C. Childs -- Towards the modern landscape / John House -- Chronology 1886-1892 / Lynn Dubard.
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ND550 .H66 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Dozens of reproductions highlight the work of Parisian avant-garde artists of the late 1880s and early 1890s, including Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Emile Bernard, and Georges Seurat, providing a fresh look at this influential generation of artists and the impact of the

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Homburg, along with contributing essayists Elizabeth Childs, John House, Richard Thomson, and chronologist Lynn DuBard, has contributed to one of the most comprehensive, informative, lucid, and unique catalog texts dealing with Impressionism between 1886 and 1892. Coined by Van Gogh, the term "painters of the petit boulevard" (referring to an area of Paris confined to the Rues Clichy and Rochechouart near the Elysee Montmartre) contrasts with the artists of the "grand boulevard" (first generation) near the Place de l'Opera. The artists of "petit boulevard" (second generation) were Charles Angrand, Louis Anquetin, E. Bernard, Paul Gauguin, Vincent Van Gogh, Camille and Lucien (son) Pissarro, Paul Signac, George Seurat, and Toulouse-Lautrec. The embellishment of the text is enhanced in the juxtaposition of various individualized styles, influences, and interpretations, while artists preserved individual identity in continual association with each other yet collectively advanced the evolution of painting. The continuity of the text is optimized by the list of historical events and the in-depth chronological biography of each artist of the period, listing all 120 magnificent color illustrations, the 508 endnotes, 139 bibliographical listing, and index. It is unique in its inclusiveness and presentation--exhaustively challenging yet excitingly rewarding. Would that all texts were as provocative and useful. General readers; upper-division undergraduates through professionals. R. R. Henry emeritus, Pine Manor College