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Working among flowers : floral still-life painting in nineteenth-century France / Heather MacDonald and Mitchell Merling ; with essays by Audrey Gay-Mazuel, Olivier Meslay, and Sylvie Patry.

Format Book and Print
Publication Info Dallas : Dallas Museum of Art ; [Richmond] : Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, [2014]
Distribution Info New Haven : Distributed by Yale University Press.
Descriptionxv, 183 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 32 cm
Included WorkMacDonald, Heather (Heather Eleanor). Information and illusion.
Included WorkMerling, Mitchell Frank. Path to the modern floral still life.
Included WorkPatry, Sylvie. Impressionist flower paintings and the market.
Included WorkGay-Mazuel, Audrey. Ceramic containers in French nineteenth-century flower painting.
Included WorkMeslay, Olivier. Time to bloom, a time to die.
Other author/creatorDallas Museum of Art host institution.
Other author/creatorVirginia Museum of Fine Arts, host institution.
Other author/creatorDenver Art Museum, host institution.
Contents Information and Illusion : Botany and Painting at the Turn of the Nineteenth Century / Heather MacDonald -- The Path to the Modern Floral Still Life : Academy to Avant-Garde / Mitchell Merling -- Impressionist Flower Paintings and the Market / Sylvie Patry -- Ceramic Containers in French Nineteenth-Century Flower Painting / Audrey Gay-Mazuel -- Flowers in Nineteenth-Century French Poetry : A Time to Bloom, a Time to Die / Olivier Meslay --
Contents Catalogue. A New Vogue for Flowers : Chardin to Redouté and His School -- Flower Painting in Lyon -- Delacroix, Courbet, and the Modern Experience of Flowers -- Fantin-Latour and Dubourg : A Shared Enterprise -- Degas, Renoir, and the New Painting of Flowers -- Manet and the Floral Still Life around 1882 -- After Impressionism : Van Gogh and the Experiments of the 1890s -- Rooted in Tradition : Redon, Bonnard, Matisse.
Abstract "Working Among Flowers explores the infusion of new spirit and meaning into the traditional genre of floral still-life painting in 19th-century France, even as the advent of modernism was radically transforming the art world. This beautiful book features works by more than 30 artists, including well-known painters such as Vincent van Gogh, Edouard Manet, and Paul CĂ©zanne as well as less familiar figures such as Antoine Berjon and Simon Saint-Jean. Insightful essays reveal the emerging dialogue between the floral still life, botanical illustration, and models of science; the critical context for instruction in and reception of flower painting; the misunderstood relationship between avant-garde flower painting and the market; the cultural meanings of the vases and ceramic vessels depicted by painters; and the literary context for flower painting."-- Provided by publisher.
General noteExhibition co-organized by the Dallas Museum of Art and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and held at the Dallas Museum of Art, October 26, 2014-February 8, 2015; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, March 21-June 21, 2015; Denver Art Museum, July 19-October 11, 2015.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 174-179) and index.
Genre/formExhibition catalogs.
LCCN 2014015512
ISBN9780300209501 (hardback)
ISBN0300209509 (hardback)

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