Filled with fascinating facts and insights into many great works of impressionist art, this resource explores the lives of four of the most well-known and respected artists of the impressionist movement--Cezanne, Degas, Monet, and Renoir. With explanations on what the impressionist movement is and how and why it started, this book offers much more than just images of the most influential pieces of impressionism. Readers will gain insight into the most famous works by these historic artists with an explanation of how their paintings impacted the world of art and changed the conventional thinking about art and the artistic depiction of life.
David Spence is the manager of the information and publishing division of the National Maritime Museum. He is the author of "Michelangelo and the Renaissance" and "Picasso: Breaking the Rules."