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Adolphe Valette: A French Impressionist in Manchester (4-fold) [Paperback]

Sandra Martin
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30 Nov 2007 4-fold
Adolphe Valette, a French born artist who spent much of his working life in Manchester, is known today both as the teacher of L. S. Lowry and as the creator of a remarkable series of Impressionistic paintings of Edwardian Manchester. These large, impressive canvases depict the streets and waterways of an industrial city cloaked in its smog-ridden atmosphere. They present a fascinating image of a burgeoning commercial centre in its heyday, clinging to its Victorian past but eager to embrace the modern world. Valette was a shy, modest man dedicated to his art, but who did little to promote his own interests. He was, by nature, a keen observer and realist and this, combined with his exceptional understanding of light and instinctive feeling for tone, enabled him to produce works of great clarity and delicate luminosity. This innovatively designed selection of his work, complete with details, comparative images and a definitive text on his life, provides a wonderful introduction to a much neglected artist.

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  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Scala Publishers Ltd (30 Nov 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1857594886
  • ISBN-13: 978-1857594881
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 12.1 x 17.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 671,788 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Sandra Martin is Curator at Manchester Art Gallery and author of the much acclaimed exhibition catalogue: "Valette, A French Influence in Manchester" (now out of print).

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5.0 out of 5 stars Art Book 16 Feb 2012
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This book was as I expected. I am an amateur painter and interested in the impressionists. This artist was previously unknown to me and I admire his work.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Super little book 10 Mar 2013
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After admiring a picture of Lowry's. a friend recommended this book as Valette influenced him quite a lot. It's very good.
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