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October, 1999: Spotlight on Impressionism

We've been online since February of this year, and I think we have shown remarkable restraint in waiting this long to feature this subject. Impressionism is fine art for a great many people, and Claude Monet regularly appears as the most popular artist in our Top 30 list.
Considered to be a forerunner to Modernism, Impressionism quickly spawned Post-Impressionism, which led to Expressionism (via Gauguin) and Cubism (via Cézanne), and virtually all of 20th-century art.
Follow this link for a full list of Impressionist artists.
The featured artist for October is Claude Monet, the artist most closely associated with Impressionism, and also the artist for whom the movement was named (after his painting, Impression: a Sunrise).

The featured museum site is the North Carolina Museum of Art, in Raleigh, NC. Click here for a brief review of the site.

The featured online exhibit is Monet: O Mestre do Impressionismo, an online exhibit created by the Museu de Arte of São Paulo, Brazil. Yes, it's in Portuguese only, but if you want more than just the images, we'll tell you how to get a passable translation. Click here for a brief review of the exhibit and to visit it.

The featured book from Amazon.com for this month is Impressionists in Winter: Effets de Neige. It's September 30 as I write this, and there is already a thin blanket of snow outside my window, and it occurs to me that this would be a wonderful book to raise one's spirits through the fall and winter months. After all, it can't always be springtime - even in Giverny.

The featured poster from AllPosters.com is a wonderful Nympheas with Evening Effect painting by Claude Monet.

Previous Features
  September, 1999
Optical Art
Artist: M.C. Escher
Museum: The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio
Exhibit: Trompe l'oeil: The Art of Deception
Book: M.C. Escher: His Life and Complete Graphic Work
Print: Movement In Squares, by Bridget Riley
  August, 1999
Animals in Art
Artist: Antoine-Louis Barye
Museum: National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Exhibit: PBS: American Visions
Book: Natural Worlds, by Robert Bateman
Print: A la Bodiniere, by Théophile Steinlen
  July, 1999
Artist: Odd Nerdrum
Museum: Museum of Modern Art, New York
Exhibit: Virtuo Official Magritte Site
Book: Mystery of Magritte CD-ROM
Print: Santiago El Grande, by Salvador Dalí
  June, 1999
Artist: Audrey Flack
Museum: Carol Gerten's Fine Art
Exhibit: Michael Lucero: Sculpture 1976-1995
Book: Anish Kapoor
Print: Cupid And Psyche, by Antonio Canova
  May, 1999
Women in the Arts
Artist: Georgia O'Keeffe
Museum: National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C.
Exhibit: Jenny Holzer: Please Change Beliefs
Book: Cindy Sherman: Retrospective
Print: Self-Portrait with Monkeys, by Frida Kahlo
  April, 1999
The Golden Age of Illustration
Artist: Maxfield Parrish
Museum: Fine Arts Museums Of San Francisco
Exhibit: Treasure Island and Robinson Crusoe online
Books: Treasure Island and Robinson Crusoe
Print: Cinderella (Enchantment), by Maxfield Parrish
  March, 1999
Vincent van Gogh
Artist: Vincent van Gogh
Museum: Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
Exhibit: The Vincent van Gogh Information Gallery
Book: Van Gogh's Van Goghs
Print: Terrasse de Cafe
  February, 1999
Great Art
Artist: Leonardo da Vinci
Museum: The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
Exhibit: John Singleton Copley: Watson and the Shark
Book: The Sistine Chapel: A Glorious Restoration
Print: L'Astronomia, by Raphael