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Looking at Monet

The Great Impressionist and His Influence on Austrian Art

The Viennese art scene of the late-nineteenth and early twentieth century counted French impressionism among its chief influences. Widely regarded as the movement’s formative figure, Monet’s works appeared in all the major galleries of the day, including the Künstlerhaus Wien, the Secession Building, and the legendary Galerie Miethke, earning him distinction as the most influential of the French impressionists, along with Édouard Manet.

For Looking at Monet, Agnes Husslein-Arco and Stephan Koja of the Belvedere Gallery in Vienna have assembled works by Monet, presenting them alongside selected paintings and photographs by Austrian artists active throughout the same period who would have been familiar with Monet’s work. Among the artists whose work is included are Gustav Klimt, Emil Jakob Schindler, Oskar Kokoschka, Olga Wisinger-Florian, Heinrich Kühn, and Ludwig Heinrich Jungnickel.

Brilliantly colorful and filled with light, Monet’s paintings captivate modern audiences. Looking at Monet shows they were equally beloved by the artist’s contemporaries—many of whom were great masters in their own right.

256 pages | 140 color plates | 8 3/4 x 11 1/4 | © 2015

Art: European Art


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"This publication is the first to address Monet's position as central within the Viennese art world at the turn of the century. . . . Recommended."

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Table of Contents

Agnes Husslein-Arco
FOREWORD
 
Stephan Koja
"... I WANT THE IMPOSSIBLE….”
CLAUDE MONET AND THE RENEWAL OF PAINTING
 
Stephan Koja
"ARE YOU ACTUALLY ALLOWED TO PAINT LIKE THAT?"
CLAUDE MONET'S WORK AS A CONSTANT SOURCE OF INSPIRATION
 
Bernadette Reinhold
"TODAY, IMPRESSIONISM IS TAKEN FOR GRANTED [...]"
PATHS OF THE MONET RECEPTION: EXHIBITIONS, JOURNEYS, REPORTS
 
Dominique de Font-Reaulx
IN THE LIGHT OF IMPRESSIONISM
THE OEUVRE OF AUSTRIAN PICTORIALIST PHOTOGRAPHERS
 
Peter Peer
"EVERYTHING IN NATURE IS MORE BEAUTIFUL AND POETIC THAN MAN."
ON AUSTRIAN LANDSCAPE PAINTING INTHE NINETEENTH CENTURY
 
DOCUMENTATION OF WORKS BY CLAUDE MONET
SHOWIN EXHIBITIONS FROM 1873-1925 IN VIENNA
 
THE ARTISTS
 
CLAUDE MONET
 
TINA BLAU
HERBERT BOECKL
MARIE EGNER
THEODORVON HORMANN
FRANZ JASCHKE
EUGENJETTEL
LUDWIG HEINRICH
JUNGNICKEL
RUDOLF JUNK
GUSTAV KLIMT
OSKAR KOKOSCHKA
JOHANN VICTOR KRAMER
HEINRICH KUHN
EMILIE MEDIZ-PELIKAN
CARL MOLL
RUDOLF QUITTNER
RUDOLF RIBARZ
EMIL JAKOB SCHINDLER
MAX SUPPANTSCHITSCH
MAXWEILER
OLGA WISINGER-FLORIAN
ALFRED ZOFF
 
APPENDIX
 
LIST OF WORKS AT THE EXHIBITION
AUTHORS' BIOGRAPHIES
PICTURE CREDITS
COLOPHON

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