The Passion of Collecting Academic Nudes

Join me as we explore my collection of Academic Nudes from the 18th, 19th, and Early 20th Centuries and serendipitous finds in the Museum, Art Auction, and Gallery world......examples from the Golden Age of the European Academie

Friday, January 14, 2011

Book Review: 1900 Art At The Crossroads

Title: 1900 Art at The Crossroads
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., N.Y.
Date Published: 2000
ISBN: 0-8109-4303-4

I wanted to get in another book review of one of my favorite books before I call it a day. You can pick up a used copy of this coffee table sized book at for less than ten dollars and believe me that would be a well spent ten dollars. The book chronicles the Exposition Decennale which was part of the 1900 Paris Exposition Universelle. 1900 was a year of great changes in the art world, modern masters were in their prime and those who would change the art world in the future were just coming into their own as revolutionary figures. This book contains page after page of color illustrations of paintings and sculpture (more than 500 illustrations). There is an illustrated biography section in the back of the book that includes bibliographical references. I highly recommend this volume as an addition to any comprehensive art library.

Here are just a few of the profuse color illustrations featured in this book:

Wilhelm Trubner ... Salome ... 1898

Anders Zorn - Red Sands - 1902

Joaquin Sorolla Y Batistida .... Sad Inheritance ... 1899

Ferdinand Hodler .... Spring ... 1901

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