Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1999. First edition, first printing (full number line). Hardcover. Folio in full color illus jacket; 308 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 31 cm; bibliographical references (pages 299-301) and index. Color postcard of Moreau's Galatea laid in. As new. Very fine in fine jacket. Tiny area of possible sunning to upper left corner for jacket front (possibly part of painting?) / as new. Item #93690
Beautifully realized, with many full-page color reproductions, The book does justice to Moreau's work. "Hardcover edition published in 1999 in association with Princeton University Press"--Title page verso. Catalog of an exhibition organized by the Art Institute of Chicago, the Réunion des musées nationaux, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and held at the Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, Sept. 29, 1998-Jan. 4, 1999; the Art Institute of Chicago, Feb. 13-Apr. 25, 1999; and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, June 1-Aug. 22, 1999. In English. Translated from the French. "Gustave Moreau (1826-1898) was one of the most influential and idiosyncratic painters of the nineteenth century. He developed a reputation as an artistic hermit, committed to a highly personal vision of painting that combined myth, mysticism, history, and a fascination with the bizarre and exotic. Yet Moreau was also a prominent public figure in the Paris art world, winning praise for exhibits at the Salon, becoming a respected teacher at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, and exerting a powerful influence on Henri Matisse, Georges Rouault, and the schools of Symbolism and Surrealism. This book, published to coincide with a spectacular international exhibition that marks the centenary of Moreau's death, presents a wide range of the artist's most famous and beautiful works along with penetrating essays and catalogue entries that explain his unique achievements in all their intellectual complexity and visual richness"--Pubisher. // Contents: Introduction / Geneviève Lacambre -- Gustave Moreau and the Italian Renaissance / Larry J. Feinberg -- Gustave Moreau and exoticism / Geneviève Lacambre -- The Middle Ages as reinvented by Gustave Moreau / Marie-Laure de Contenson -- Gustave Moreau and the symbolist ideal / Douglas W. Druick -- Catalogue. // Painting, French -- 19th century -- Exhibitions. Symbolism (Art movement) -- France -- Exhibitions. Peinture française -- 19e siècle -- Expositions. Symbolism (Art movement) Painting, French. Named Person: Moreau, Gustave, 1826-1898 -- Exhibitions. Moreau, Gustave, 1826-1898 Moreau, Gustave, 1826-1898 Moreau, Gustave, (1826-1898) -- Catalogues d'exposition. Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogues. exhibition catalogs. Exhibition catalogs. Exhibition catalogs. Catalogues d'exposition. Time: 1800-1899 Geographic: France. Note(s): Published in conjunction with the exhibition "Gustave Moreau, between epic and dream", organized by the Art Institute of Chicago, the Réunion des musées nationaux, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art; exhibition dates: Sept. 29, 1998-Jan. 4, 1999, Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris; Feb. 13-Apr. 25, 1999, Art Institute of Chicago; June 1-Aug. 22, 1999, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. // **A large, heavy book. Weighs 4lbs 12 ounces before packing. Extra shipping charges may apply for international & expedited orders. Please inquire.**.
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