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Burns, Thea, author.

The art of the pastel / Thea Burns, Philippe Saunier.

Additional Title(s):

Art du pastel. English

First edition.
New York : Abbeville Press Publishers, 2015.
Physical Description:
384 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm
Reference Library
NC880 .B8613 2015 (LC) Oversize
Accessible in the Reference Library [Hours]
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
"An illustrated, comprehensive survey of the fine art of pastel"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Terms:
Pastel drawing -- History.
Pastel drawing.
Saunier, Philippe, author.

  • Origins of the golden age: the invention of an art, sixteenth to eighteenth centuries
  • A fashion for independent chalk drawing in Italy and France
  • The early market for painting in pastel and its place in the Académie Royale
  • Rosalba Carriera and 'The game of appearances'
  • Maurice Quentin de la Tour and the triumph of pastel painting
  • The golden age of pastel painting: France at midcentury
  • The Turkish painter: Jean-Etienne Liotard of Geneva
  • Women pastel painters of late eighteenth-century France
  • British pastel artists in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries
  • John Russell, 'Prince of pastelists'
  • Pastel in the British periphery: Ireland, Scotland, and America
  • An audacious era: the nineteenth century
  • A lengthy exile
  • The past rediscovered
  • The quest for legitimacy
  • Outside the walls: pastel landscapes
  • The revelation of Jean-François Millet
  • The impressionist pastel
  • Manet and the Parisian women of his time
  • Degas and Cassatt: advocates of truth
  • The nuances of Whistler
  • The last word in elegance
  • International renewal
  • The exaltation of color
  • The symbolist pastel
  • Odilon Redon and the reinvention of pastel.