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ARTD 3062: Realism, Impressionism and Post-Impressionism: Further Reading




French Painting—1850-1900

Frascina, Franics [et al.] Modernity and Modernism: French Painting in the Nineteenth Century. New Haven, 1993

Chu, Petra ten-Doesschate. Nineteenth-Century European Art. NY, 2003.

Wichmann, Siegfried. Japonisme: The Japanese Influence on Western Art since 1858. NY, 1999.

Rosenthal, Donald A. Orientalism, the Near East in French Painting, 1800-1880. Exh. Cat. Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, 1982.

Champa, Kermit S. The Rise of Landscape Painting in France: Corot to Monet. Exh. Cat. Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, NH, 1991

Whitney Chadwick, Women Art and Society, Thames and Hudson, 2002

Judy Sund, Exotic, 2019

Hollis Clayson and Andre Dombrowski, Is Paris Still the Capital of the Nineteenth Century? Essays on Art and Modernity 1850-1900, Routledge, 2019

Realism—Courbet- Manet--Degas

Clark, T.J. The Absolute Bourgeois: Artists and Politics in France 1848-1851. Greenwich, CT, 1973.

_____. The Image of the People: Courbet and the Second French Empire, 1848-1851. Greenwich, CT, 1973.

Faunce, Sarah, and Linda Nochlin. Courbet Reconsidered. Exh. Cat. Brooklyn Museum of Art, 1988.

Nochlin, Linda. Realism. Harmondsworth, 1971.

Linda Nochlin, Courbet, Thames and Hudson, 2007

Petra Chu, The Most Arrogant Man in France: Gustave Courbet and the Nineteenth Century Media Culture, Princeton, 2007

Klaus Herding, Courbet

Clark, T.J.. The Painting of Modern Life: Paris in the Art of Manet and His Followers. Rev. ed., Princeton, 1999

Theodore Reff, Manet Olympia, l977

John Elderfield, Manet and the Execution of Maximilian, Museum of Modern Art,, 2006

Nancy Locke, Manet and the Family Romance, 2001

Theodore Reff, Degas, The Artist’s Mind, l976

Callen, Anthea. The Spectacular Body: Science, Method, and Meaning in the Work of

            Degas. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1995.

Lochnan, Katharine Jordan.  Seductive Surfaces : The Art of Tissot  

Marshall, Nancy Rose.  James Tissot : Victorian life, modern love 

Ash, Russell.  James Tissot

Brad Collins, Twelve Views of Manet’s Bar, Princeton University Press, 1996 

Kendall, Degas and the Ballet, 2011

MaryAnne Stevens, Manet Portraying Life, Royal Academy Publications, 2012

Juliet Wilson Bareau, Manet and the Sea, 2003

David Degner and Juliet Wilson-Bareau, Manet and the American Civil War: the Battle of the Kearsage and CSS Alabama, 2003

Gary Tinterow, Manet/Velasquez: The French Taste for Spanish Painting, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2003

Linda Nochlin, "Degas and the Dreyfus Affair: A Portrait of the Artist as an Anti-Semite," in The Politics of Vision: Essays on Nineteenth-Century Art and Society (Boulder, Colo.: Westview Press, 1989), 141-69,

Carol Armstrong, Odd Man Out: Readings of the Work and Reputation of Edgar Degas (Chicago:University of Chicago Press, 1991).

Denise Murrell, Posing Modernity: The Black Model From Manet and Matisse to

Today, Yale University Press, 2018


Albert Elsen, Rodin’s Art, Oxford University Press, 2003

Richard Kendall, Degas the Little Dancer, Yale University Press, l998

DeVonyar, Jill, and Richard Kendall, Degas and the Dance. New York: Harry N.

            Abrams, 2002.

Réunion des Musées Nationaux.  Daumier 1808-1879.  Paris, 1999.  (English version, Phillips Collection, Wash, D.C., 2000.)

Joseph, Czestochowski, Degas Sculpture, Catalogue Raisonne of the bronzes, New York, Torch Press, 2002

Harry Cooper, Medardo Rosso: Second Impressions, Yale University Press, 2003

Margaret Scolari Barr, Medardo Rosso, l963

Melissa Dabakis, “’Ain’t I a woman’ Anne Whitney, Edmonia Lewis and the Iconography of Emancipation,” in Seeing High and Low, Representing social conflict in American Visual Culture, ed. Patricia Johnson, University of California Press, 2006.

Kristen Pai Buick, Child of Fire, Mary Edmonia Lewis and the Problem of Art History’s Black and Indian Subject, Duke Universiy Press, 2010




James H. Rubin, Impressionism and the Modern Landscape: Productivity, Technology, and Urbanization from Manet to Van Gogh (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2008

*Mary Tompkins Lewis, ed. Readings in Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, University of California Press, 2007

 Ronald Bernier Monument, Moment and Memory: Monet’s Cathedral in Fin de Siecle France, 2007

Broude, Norma. Impressionism, A Feminist Reading: The Gendering of Art, Science, and Nature in the Nineteenth Century. New York, 1991.

..Higonnet, Anne. Berthe Morisot. New York, 1990

Pollock, Griselda. Mary Cassatt: Painter of Modern Women. London, 1998.

Herbert, Robert L. Impressionism: Art, Leisure, and Parisian Society.  New Haven, 1988

Tinterow, Gary, and Loyrette, Henri.  Origins of Impressionism.  New York, 1994.

Callen, Anthea.  The Art of Impressionism: Painting Technique & the Making of Modernity.  New Haven and London, 2000.

Tucker, Paul Hayes.  The Impressionists at Argenteuil.  New Haven and London, 2000.

House, John.  Impressionism: Paint and Politics.  New Haven and London, 2004.

Thomson, Belinda. Impressionism: Origins, Practice, Reception. New York, 2000

Tucker, Paul H.  Monet in The '90s: The Series Paintings.  New Haven and London, 1989.

Herbert, Robert L.  Monet on the Normandy Coast: ‘Tourism and Painting, 1867-1886.  New Haven and London, 1994

Ward, Martha.  Pissarro, Neo-Impressionism and the Spaces of the Avant Garde.  Chicago, 1995.

Joachim Pissarro, Pioneering Modernism, Cezanne and Pissarro, 2005

Hamilton, George Heard. Painting and Sculpture in Europe, 1880-1940. New Haven, 1994

The New Painting: Impressionism, 1874-1886. Exh. Cat., National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1986

Rubin, Impressionism and the Modern Landscape: Technology and Urbanism from Manet to Van Gogh, 2008

Gloria Groom, Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity, 2012

Ruth Iskin, Modern Women and Parisian Consumer Culture in Impressionist Painting, Cambridge U Press, 2007

Aruna d’Souza and Tom McDonough, The Invisible Flaneuse? Gender, Public Space and Visual culture in Nineteenth-Century Paris, Manchester University Press, 2006

Sidsel Maria. Søndergaard, ed., Women in Impressionism: From Mythical Feminine to Modern Woman. Milan, Italy: Skira Editore, 2006.





Barringer, Tim. Reading the Pre-Raphaelites. New Haven, 1999.

Prettejohn, Elizabeth. Art of the Pre-Raphaelites. Princeton, 2000.



New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Seurat.  New York, 1991

Zemel, Carol M.  Van Gogh’s Progress: Utopia, Modernity and Late Nineteenth Century Art.  Berkeley and Los Angeles, 1997.

Pickvance, Ronald.  Van Gogh in Arles.  New York, 1984.

Pickvance, Ronald.  Van Gogh in Saint-Remy and Auvers.  New York, 1986.

Shiff, Richard.  Cézanne and the End of Impressionism.  Chicago, 1984

Lewis, Mary Tompkins. Cézanne's Early Imagery.  Berkeley, Los Angeles, London, 1989.

Nina Maria Athanassoglou-Kalmyer, Cézanne and Provence: The Painter in his Culture,


Douglas Druick and Peter Zegers, Van Gogh and Gauguin: The Studio of the

            South, exhibition catalogue, 2001.

Carol Zemel, ““The 'Spook' in the Machine: Van Gogh's Pictures of Weavers in               Brabant,” The Art Bulletin, Vol 67, No. 1 (March 1985), 00. 123-37

Roland Dorn et al., Van Gogh Face to Face: The Portraits, exhibition catalogue, 2000.

Griselda Pollock, "Stark Encounters: Modern Life and Urban Work in Van Gogh's

            Drawings of The Hague, 1881-3, Art History, September 1983.

---------- "Van Gogh and the Poor Slaves: Images of Rural Labour as Modern Art," Art

            History, September 1988.

Paul Smith, Seurat and the Avant-Garde, 1997.

Judy Sund "The Sower and the Sheaf: Biblical Metaphor in the Art of Vincent van Gogh,"Art Bulletin, December 1988

Alan Lee, "Seurat and Science," Art History, June 1987

Joachim Pissarro, Pioneering Modernism, Cezanne and Pissarro, 2005

Andre Dombrowski, Cezanne Murder and Modern Life, 2012


Gauguin and Symbolism

Belinda Thomson  Gauguin Maker of Myths, National Gallery, Washington, 2011

Douglas Druick et al., Odilon Redon: Prince of Dreams, exhibition

            catalogue, 1994

Debra Silverman, Art Nouveau in Fin de Siecle France, University of California Press

Washington, National Gallery of Art.  The Art of Paul Gauguin. Washington, 1988.

Stephen F. Einsenman, Gauguin's Skirt, 1997

Fred Orton and Griselda Pollock, "Les Données Bretonnantes: La Prairie de la

            Répresentation," Art History, September 1980

Jodi Hauptman et al., Beyond the Visible: The Art of Odilon Redon, exhibition

            catalogue, 2005.

Geneviève Lacambre et al., Gustave Moreau: Between Epic and Dream, exhibition

            catalogue, 1998.

George Shackelford and Claire Freches-Thory, Gauguin: Tahiti, exhibition

catalogue, 2004.

Jennifer L. Shaw, Dream States: Puvis de Chavanne, Modernism, and the

Fantasy of France, 2002.

Debora Silverman, Van Gogh and Gauguin: The Search for Sacred Art, 2000.

Abigail Solomon-Godeau, "Going Native," Art in America, July 1989.

Richard Thomson et al., Toulouse-Lautrec and Montmartre, exhibition catalogue. 2005.

Patricia Mathews, Passionate Discontent: Creativity, Gender, and French Symbolist Art,


Pierre Nora ed, Realms of Memory, Rethinking the French Past, 1996

Tamar Garb, Bodies of Modernity: Fiction and Flesh in Fin-de-Siecle France (London: Thames and Hudson, l998).

Elizabeth Childs, Vanishing Paradise: Art and Exoticism in Colonial Tahiti, Berkeley, 2013

"Flora Tristan's Grandson: Reconsidering the Feminist Critique of Paul Gauguin," in Gauguin's Challenge: New Perspectives After Postmodernism, ed. Norma Broude. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2018.