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Best Sisley book available21 Jun. 2014
Duke of KC
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Of the many books on Alfred Sisley this book is the best by far. Most books on the artist are loaded with the same images and a short biography but this book is the exception with studies of his early influences, his contributions to the movement of Impressionism, critiques of his style and subject matter, insights into his personality which made it more difficult for him to be accepted as was Monet and Pissarro were by the art world and collectors. Many of the paintings.images are supplemented with early and recent photos of the subjects he had chosen to paint. An enjoyable part of the book are the old photos of exhibits of his work at the beginning of the 20th Century. Another section reveals Sisley's paintings acceptance by American collectors. One section is revealing about his dealing with the art dealer, Durand-Ruel and the eventual collapse of their relationship. The images are very good and supplemented with enlarge details of his paintings. All in all a very good book and one that any lover of his art should have on their shelf.