“Impressionism and Post-Impressionism in the Art Institute of Chicago” is a 168 pages book published by The Art Institute of Chicago. The art consists of photographic depictions of drawings, lithographs, other prints and sculptures. Of course, these works are excellent, as they must be to be exhibited in The Art Institute of Chicago. This hardcover is available at some Chicago library branches, and you may be able to find it online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
A great representation of artists is in this book. The European (mostly French) artists are Bonnard, Cassatt, Cézanne, Constable, Degas, Denis, Fantin-Latour, Gauguin, Manet, Monet, Morisot, Munch, Pissarro, Redon, Renoir, Rodin, Seurat, Toulouse-Lautrec, Turner, van Gogh, Vuillard and a few others. The famous, American artists are Homer and Whistler.
This book has 108 depictions of oil paintings. Most of these represent paintings of oil on canvas. The most famous, European one is probably Georges Pierre Seurat’s, “La Grande Jatte” on page 79. The most famous, American painting is probably Winslow Homer’s, “The Herring Net” on page 88. The most famous, English one is probably Joseph Mallord William Turner’s, “Fishing Boats with Hucksters Bargaining for Fish” on page 15.
This book has seven depictions of watercolor art. There is art of watercolor and gouache, and watercolor and graphite. Berthe Morisot’s, “On the Balcony” is a realistic depiction of a woman and a female child. It is on page 38.
There are eight depictions of pastel. Most of these are pastels on creme paper. Unique is a piece by Odilon Redon, “Flower Clouds” on page 162. This is a pastel that has brushwork, incising (Did he use his teeth?) and stumping on woven paper.
There are depictions of aquatint-dry point and aquatint-etching. Mary Cassatt’s, “Evening” is on page 58. Camille Pissarro’s, “Twilight with Haystacks” is on page 59. The former is the aquatint-dry point piece. Hilaire Germain Edgar Degas’, “Mary Cassatt in the Painting Gallery of the Louvre” is an aquatint, etching, drypoint and crayon électrique piece on woven paper; this is on page 73.
Sculpture consists of five pieces. There is Degas’, “The Tub” (bronze) on page 125; no water is in this tub. Gauguin’s, “The Faun” is on page 115; this is unglazed stoneware. Rodin’s, “Adam” (bronze) is on page 66.
This book has three depictions of lithographs. There is Pierre Bonsard’s, “France—Champagne” on page 127. Edouard Jean Vuillard’s, “Interior with Pink Wallpaper I” is a color lithograph on page 155. Edvard Munch’s, “The Sin” is also a color lithograph; it is on page 160.
This book should impress readers even if they do not understand Impressionism Style or Post-Impressionism Style art. You may want to impress your friends by saying you know something about Impressionism Style and Post-Impressionism Style art. This article’s intention is to impress you.