Cover for Birth of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musee D’Orsay
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (FAMSF)
Birth of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musee D’Orsay
This dazzling collection of one hundred works by the masters of nineteenth-century French painting tells the story of the beloved Impressionist movement, focusing on the tumultuous period of the 1860s and 1870s and the emergence of the New Painting out of the Paris Salon.
By Guy Cogeval, Stephane Guegan, and Thomine-Berrada Thomine Additional contributions by Krista Brugnara, Dominique Lobstein, María López Fernández, Charles S. Moffett, Lynn Federle Orr, and Eric Zafran
Designed by Bob Aufuldish, Aufuldish & Warinner
Published 2010 | ISBN: 9783791350455

Lavish reproductions of masterpieces of French painting from the monumental canvases of Bouguereau to the landscapes and peasant scenes of Millet and Courbet set the stage for a rich visual narrative that recounts the incubation and evolution of the Impressionist movement. The range of subject matter and techniques reflects the styiistic diversity of the artists who were part of this revolution.