The Birth of the Modern: Post Impressionism in Canadian Art, C. 1900 - 1920 / La Naissance De La Moderneite: Le Postimpressionnisme Au Canada D'Environ / Joan Murray - The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Ontario ( French and English Text )

By: Murray, Joan / The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Ontario

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----------hardcover, about 9.75 x 8.25 inches, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, a new copy, 160 pages, colour and some b&w photos and illustrations, ---"By the close of the 19th century a new kind of painting was sweeping through Europe. This work was bolder, displaying a greater breadth of handling and pictorial freedom. Matisse, C├ęzanne, Van Gogh and Gaugin were producing abstracted forms through the use of arbitrary colour, decorative elements of line and composition and a refusal to submit their compositions to the realities of nature. How did this movement arrive in Canada and what happened to it once it did? Through a highly enjoyable mix of historical documentation, critical reviews and personal correspondence, Murray tracks the tumultuous emergence of this "New Art" , the Canadian artists who championed it and the critics who fought it at every turn. John Lyman, David Milne, Lawren Harris, Tom Thomson and Emily Carr leapt at the chance to escape outworn convention but the art they produced was slightly out-of-place in the evolution of world Post-Impressionism. Theirs was an interpretation marked by lyrical intensity and by an attachment to Canada's savage physical environment. Through a potent and unique combination of foreign influence and local naturalism, they invented not only a new art form but a vision of Canada that remains with us today. With 19 artists' biographies, personal correspondence from John Lyman, Emily Carr and Anne Savage, an extensive bibliography and 40 colour plates"---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo ///NOT SIGNED ---GUARANTEED to be AVAILABLE///

Title: The Birth of the Modern: Post Impressionism in Canadian Art, C. 1900 - 1920 / La Naissance De La Moderneite: Le Postimpressionnisme Au Canada D'Environ / Joan Murray - The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Ontario ( French and English Text )

Author Name: Murray, Joan / The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Ontario

Illustrator: Emily Carr and Lawren Harris Cover Art

Categories: Art,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Oshawa, Ontario, Oshawa, ON.: The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, 2001, 1st edition, First Printing: 2001

ISBN Number: 0921500483

ISBN Number 13: 9780921500483

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine (see description)

Jacket Condition: Near Fine (see description)

Type: NOT Price Clipped

Inscription: Not Signed

Size: 9.75w x 8.25h Inches

Seller ID: 158179

Keywords: Murray, Joan / The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Ontario