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Here on the bank of the river the motifs multiply. . . . These "motifs" were not
merely rocks and grasses; they were the relationships between grass and rock,
tree and shadow, leaf and cloud, which blossomed into an infinity of small but
He loved Cezanne's doubt, his doggedness, his concentration on the truth of the
motif, and his lack of eloquence. These, he knew, were expressed in the very
structure of Cezanne's paintings, with its accumulated fusing of little tilted facets.
This Monet chose to do, starting in 1888, by painting the same motif over and
over again, in series. He probably got this idea from Japanese prints, which were
widely circulated among the artists in Paris and furnished them with a stream of ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dbsovereign - LibraryThing
Wonderful pictures - some even full page! Nice overview of the last hundred years or so of art (through the 1980s) -- wow, and to think I've lived through about thirty years of this...(!). Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jcbrunner - LibraryThing
Coming late to the party, this tie-in to an early 1980s TV documentary series, I both like reading his poignant and wide-ranging introduction to 20th century art (that remains very wedded to the 19th ... Read full review