In The Work of Art, Anthea Callen analyzes the
self-portraits, portraits of fellow artists, photographs, prints,
and studio images of prominent nineteenth-century French
Impressionist painters, exploring the emergence of modern
artistic identity and its relation to the idea of creative work.
Landscape painting in general, she argues, and the “plein air”
oil sketch in particular were the key drivers of change in
artistic practice in... more...