The Judgment of Paris



While the Civil War raged in America, another revolution took shape across the Atlantic, in the studios of Paris The artists who would make Impressionism the most popular art form in history were showing their first paintings amidst scorn and derision from the French artistic establishment Indeed, no artistic movement has ever been quite so controversial The drama of i Best Download The Judgment of Paris Author Ross King For Kindle ePUB or eBook – e17streets4all.co.ukThe Judgment of Paris

Librarian Note There isthan one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread forinformation.Ross King born July 16, 1962 is a Canadian novelist and non fiction writer He began his career by writing two works of historical fiction in the 1990s, later turning to non fiction, and has since written several critically acclaimed and best selling historical works.King Librarian Note There isthan one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread forinformation.Ross King born July 16, 1962 is a Canadian novelist and non fiction writer He began his career by writing two works of historical fiction in the 1990s, later turning to non fiction, and has since written several critically acclaimed and best selling historical works.King was born in Estevan, Saskatchewan, Canada and was raised in the nearby village of North Portal He received his undergraduate university education at the University of Regina, where in 1984 he completed a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in English Literature Continuing his studies at the University of Regina, he received a Master of Arts degree in 1986 upon completing a thesis on the poet T.S Eliot Later he achieved a Ph.D from York University in Toronto 1992 , where he specialized eighteenth century English literature.King moved to England to take up a position as a post doctoral research fellow at University College, London It was at this time that he began writing his first novel.For Michelangelo and the Pope s Ceiling, King was nominated in 2003 for a National Book Critics Circle Award Brunelleschi s Dome was on the bestseller lists of the New York Times, the Boston Globe and the San Francisco Chronicle, and was the recipient of several awards including the 2000 Book Sense Nonfiction Book of the Year.He lectures frequently in both Europe and North America, and has given guided tours of the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence and of the Sistine Chapel in Rome.King currently lives in Woodstock, England with his wife Melanie

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  • Paperback
  • 464 pages
  • The Judgment of Paris
  • Ross King
  • English
  • 17 January 2017
  • 0802715168

10 thoughts on “The Judgment of Paris

  1. says:

    This review MAY contain a spoiler I m not sure, it s hard for me to tell It has taken me quite a while to write this review I wasn t sure why I thought maybe I was just being busy, or just being lazy but I think the reason is deeper than that Anyway, this is what I originally wrote, and didn t post, when I finished the book This was the perfect book for me I knew just enough to profit from this informed and intelligent review of the roots of Impre...

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    The Judgment of Paris The Revolutionary Decade That Gave the World Impressionism is a good book, but I would not recommend it to everyone It is dense It is chockfull of details, and in parts excessively so, the information at times verging on gossip A quarter of the way through, I was about to dump it for this very reason A discussion of Empress Charlotte s panties and the mistresses of Second Empire dignitaries annoyed me In the discussion of paintings, I questioned the simi...

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    I believe many of us fall into the category I don t know much about art, but I know what I like For those who want to knowabout Impressionism, the style of painting that created a revolution in the world of art, this book offers a view of the decade that led up to that shift.If you love the art of the Impressionists, you are not going to be satisfied wit...

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    I very much enjoyed this history of the beginnings of Impressionism in France It was well written, fairly well illustrated there is always the internet for looking upof the paintings mentioned, but I hate getting up from my reading to do that , and the subject matter and people involved were fascinating to me Thanks AC and the Artist Lovers group on GR for drawing my attention to this book, which I doubt I ever would have heard of otherwise.I wanted to add that after reading this, I a...

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    Stirring and dramatic The book tells the story of a sea change in art by concentrating on two painters, Manet and Messonier If you ve never heard of Meissonier, don t worry few have He was the most successful French painter in the second half of the 19th century, but his reputation collapsed almost instantly after his death But choosing these two artists to focus on doesn t take away from the other artists whose stories intersect in the Paris of the 1960s Courbet is an especially appealing Stirring and dramatic The book tells the story of a sea change in art by concentrating on two painters, Manet and Messonier If you ve never heard of Meissonier, don t worry few have He was the most successful French painter in the second half of the 19th century, but his reputation collapsed almost instantly after his death But choosing these two artists to focus on doesn t take away from the other artists whose stories intersect in the ...

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    This is an excellent exploration of the political, social and artistic background that led to the birth of Impressionism It is a very detailed, in depth look at the artists Manet and Meissonier, their work and how that work both exemplified and defied the artistic trends and political environment of 19th century Paris the crucial time period that both shaped and changed the art world.This is not a book for the casual art observer, but an in depth exploration for those seriously interested in This is an excellent exploration of the political, social and artistic background that led to the birth of Impressionism It is a very detailed, in depth look at the artists Manet and Meissonier, their work and how that work both exemplified and defied the artistic trends and political environment of 19th century Paris the crucial time period that both shaped and changed the art world.This is not a book for the casual art observer, but an in depth exploration for those seriously interested in the Impressionists and or the evolution of art during the 19th century as well as serious fans of Manet and Meissonier Meissonier who, prior to this book, was rather unfamiliar to me exemplifies the ultimate, classically trained French artist of his time The author contrasts Meissonier with Eduard Manet ...

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    Ross King, author of the pop histories Brunelleschi s Dome and Michelangelo and the Pope s Ceiling, writes another great story that combines artistic and political intrigue This is a tale of the 1860s in France, when Edouard Manet and the not yet named Impressionists challenged the artistic establishment while Napolean III s Second Empire teetered on the brink of disaster Most interesting is King s ability to tease out the relations between the political and artistic world, which were ad Ross King, author of the pop histories Brunelleschi s Dome and Michelangelo and the Pope s Ceiling, writes another great story that combines artistic and political intrigue This is a tale of the 1860s in France, when Edouard Manet and the not yet named Impressionists challenged the artistic establishment while Napolean III s Second Empire teetered on the brink of disaster Most i...

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    I came across The Judgement of Paris via GoodReads where the Art Lovers group were reading it, and it s a most interesting book It s the story of the birth of the Impressionist movement and the initial hostile reception by conservative forces in Paris, but the book also traverses the tumultuous period of the Franco Prussian War and the Commune so it s interesting as a work of general history too.To represent the opposing forces, King focuses on Ernest Meissonier 1815 1891 and Edouard Manet 1 I came across The Judgement of Paris via GoodReads where the Art Lovers group were reading it, and it s a most interesting book It s the story of the birth of the Impressionist movement and the initial hostile reception by conservative forces in Paris, but the book also traverses the tumultuous period of the Franco Prussian War and the Commune so it s interesting as a work of general history too....

  9. says:

    Very interesting study of the French art scene in the 1860s and 1870s, and also a requiem for the Second Empire The stars of the show, however, are two artists at opposite poles from each other Edouard Mane...

  10. says:

    King s exploration of the birth of Impressionism, which he considers the greatest revolution in art since the Italian Renaissance, interweaves the stories of two French artists Ernest Meissanier, the most famous artist of his time who is now derided, dismissed, and virtually forgotten by art historians, and Edouard Manet, considered the father of Impressionism and one of the most influential artists in history who was scorned and insulted for most of his professional career This dichotomy repr King s exploration of the birth of Impressionism, which he considers the greatest revolution in art since the Italian Renaissance, interweaves the stories of two French artists Ernest Meissanier, the most famous artist of his time who is now derided, dismissed, and virtually forgotten by art historians, and Edouard Manet, considered the father of Impressionism and one of the most influential artists in history who was scorned and insulted for most of his professional career This dichotomy represents the central conceit of the book History will tell the tale, King implies, the fickle tasts of a generation have no bearing on what will ultimately prove to be immortal Posterity chooses its heroes, the Academies do not get to perscribe them That s fine For me, however, there is just one glaring problem when considered alongside one another there is not a q...

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