Wednesday, April 18, 2007

The Private Lives of the Impressionists

Did you ever wonder which famous artist drank too much champagne in the lively cabaret clubs of the Montmartre district, or which artist’s family went to elaborate efforts to hide the existence of his illegitimate son? If yes, then The Private Lives of the Impressionists is for you!

British author Sue Roe’s intimate, colorful, and superbly researched account takes us into the homes and studios of Monet, Cezanne, Degas, Renoir, Morisot and others, describing their unconventional, volatile and precarious lives, as well as the stories behind the paintings we know and love.

This title is both educational and a pleasure to read and will be of interest to Francophiles, art lovers, history buffs, and just about anyone else.

If you like this book, visit us at the Brand Library; with hundreds of titles about French Impressionism we are your source for material on this topic!

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