Thursday, 7 April 2011

M/M Great French Paintings from the Clark: Barbizon through Impressionism

Image provided to Manner of Man Magazine by Skira Rizzoli. Great French Paintings from the Clark, copyright Skira Rizzoli, 2011. All rights reserved.

Barbizon through Impressionism
In Association with the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts
With essays by James A. Ganz and Richard R. Brettell

Skira Rizzoli is proud to publish, in association with the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, this exquisite volume devoted to a distinguished collection of European paintings, including an extraordinary group of French Impressionist works.

This full-color catalogue accompanies an international tour that features more than 70 of the most important nineteenth-century European paintings from the Clark collection, including masterpieces by Monet, Pissarro, Sisley, Morisot, Manet, Degas, and Renoir. Earlier works by Corot and Millet are also included, as well as academic paintings by artists such as Gérôme and Bouguereau.
Insightful essays by leading scholars of nineteenth-century European art are illustrated with archival imagery and superb works from other areas of the Clark collection, such as Dürer, Piero della Francesca, Rodin and Sargent. James A. Ganz offers a biographical introduction to Sterling Clark, a self-trained connoisseur and heir to the Singer sewing machine fortune, who with his French-born wife, Francine, amassed one of the most important collections in the United States. Richard R. Brettell discusses Clark in the context of other earlytwentieth-century collectors such as Albert Barnes, Henry Clay Frick, and Duncan Phillips.

Reproducing works ranging from the atmospheric naturalist landscapes of the Barbizon school to the bold experiments of Post-impressionism, this remarkably researched and illustrated volume makes a significant contribution to the study of the originality and diversity of nineteenth-century art.

About the Authors: James A. Ganz is Curator of the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and former Manton Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Clark.

Richard R. Brettell is Professor of Aesthetic Studies at the University of Texas at Dallas. He is a former director of the Dallas Museum of Art and is the author of numerous books on nineteenth-century European painting.
Great French Paintings from the Clark: Barbizon through Impressionism


Palazzo Reale, Milan / March 2 – June 19, 2011
Musée des impressionnismes, Giverny / July 13 – October 31, 2011
CaixaForum, Barcelona / November 18, 2011 – February 12, 2012
Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth / March 4 – June 17, 2012
Royal Academy of Arts, London / July 7 – September 23, 2012
Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal / October 8, 2012 – January 20, 2013
Additional venues in Asia / 2013 – 2014