How to Read an Impressionist Painting

Mapped out using subject matter as a guide, this beautifully visual book presents readings and comparisons of individual impressionist paintings from the likes of Monet, Renoir, Degas, and Seurat to demonstrate what it was about their work that made them household names.

Covering themes like city life, family, relationships, and interiors, it arms readers with the knowledge to critically analyze works from this important movement. Using links between the general visual culture of the period and the ways in which the Impressionist artists presented it, this book offers a new perspective on the history of the movement and the major artists involved in it.

Publisher Ludion
Number of pages
  • $9.95
    Digital - English
  • $40.00
    Digital + Hardcover - English
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The Good Book Guide
“Beautiful … fascinating … perfect as preparation for a visit to a gallery and an inspiration to see more art.”