Impressionism revolutionized the world of painting in France in the second half of the 19th century. This book contains more than 200 anecdotes about this movement and its main protagonists, which will help us understand their lives and the society that surrounded them.
The information provided and explored is based on numerous books published in English, French, and Spanish, archives of Impressionism, written correspondence from the painters, and articles and magazines of the time. The book contains 130 color illustrations and 5 in black and white.
Discover interesting details about the world and the lives of Monet, Renoir, Pissarro, Degas, Caillebotte, Sisley, Berthe Morisot, Cézanne, Guillaumin, Gauguin, Manet, Van Gogh, etc.
Someone once told me a quote that I’ve made my own: The anecdote is the meaning of things, which makes you understand and remember them.
Carlos Mengotti San José Marti was born in Arévalo (Spain) in 1943. His technical training in Industrial Engineering and Computer Science contrasts with his early interest in Impressionist painting, which led him to delve deeper into the subject. In 1987 he participated in the spanish TV contest “El Tiempo es Oro” where he defended his topic: Impressionism. Since his retirement, he has been attending painting classes, to help him better understand the difficulties of Impressionist techniques. This long process has culminated in the publication of his book.
Anecdotes of Impressionism.