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Title :

Barbizon : Malerei der Natur - Natur der Malerei; München; Klinkhardt & Biermann

The practice of 'naturalism' : the working methods of Théodore Rousseau

Author :
THOMAS, Greg M. ;
Publication year :
1999
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Drawing on documentary evidence of the working methods of Théodore Rousseau, demonstrates that while the artist painted outdoors only infrequently, he often spent years reworking major paintings in his studio. Examining Rousseau's artistic philosophy as expressed in various letters, then shows how his unusual practice developed from an equally unusual understanding of 'naturalism.' Rousseau wanted his landscapes literally to come to life, both by mimicking the unending dynamism of the actual world and by filtering his own conscious experience. Whereas current notions of naturalism emphasize the importance of on-site description, Rousseau's form of naturalism was very different, rooted in the idea of keeping the act of painting itself constantly alive. ;
Pagination/Size :
6 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Facture ; France ; Naturalisme ; Paysage ; Peinture ; Rousseau, Théodore, 1812-1867 ; Réalisme ; 1800-1900 ;
Descriptors :
Facture ; France ; Landscape ; Naturalism ; Painting ; Realism ; Rousseau, Théodore, 1812-1867 ; 1800-1900 ;
Document type :
Article ;
INIST identifier :
24974486 ;
ISBN :
ISBN 3781404242 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher country :
GERMANY ;