A survey of the life and work of Alfred Sisley, one of the leading exponents of the Impressionist movement. The text examines how Sisley's painting life was devoted to the landscape. The author examines the tonal balance of such celebrated paintings as the snow-scenes of the Paris suburbs, views of the flooded Seine at Port-Marly and the colourful regattas on the Thames. The author recognizes that full recognition for the artist and his work only began after his relatively early death and argues that even now, his work is unjustifiably neglected. In studying Sisley's artistic development, the artist's English nationality, early career, struggle to earn a living, and secluded later years are examined.
Richard Shone has been Editor of the Burlington Magazine since 2003 and is the author of several books on nineteenth- and twentieth-century art.
Between England and France; "Eleve de Gleyre"; family affairs; an Impressionist in the suburbs; Hampton Court; Marly-le-Roi in snow and flood; patrons and poverty; Seine et Marne; a changed man; Moret and "La Vieille Eglise"; a midsummer marriage; "Mon Malheuruex Ami".
'Richard Shone's Sisley is a work of distinction: knowledgeable, thoughtful and very well written. This is the book to buy.' (Daily Telegraph)
By the author of "Walter Sickert", "Bloomsbury Portraits", "The Centruy of Change: British Painting since 1900", "The Post-Impressionists" and "Rodrigo Moynihan"
Phaidon Press Ltd
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