Selected Bibliography & Resources
Muhlberger, Richard. What Makes a Degas a Degas? New York: Viking/Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1993. The book explores such art topics as style, composition, color, and subject matter as they relate to twelve works by Degas.
Muhlberger, Richard. What Makes a Monet a Monet? New York: Viking/Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1993. The book explores such art topics as style, composition, color, and subject matter as they relate to twelve works by Monet.
Muhlberger, Richard. What Makes a Van Gogh a Van Gogh? New York: Viking/Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1993. The book explores such art topics as style, composition, color, and subject matter as they relate to twelve works by Van Gogh.
Salvi, Francesco. The Impressionists: The Origin of Modern Painting. [Masters of Arts Series]. New York: Peter Bedrich Boales, 1994. The book includes information on individual artists, list of key dates, historical background, and nice illustrations.
Skira-Venturi, Rosabianca. A Weekend with Renoir. New York: Rizzoli, 1991. The book briefly examines his life and influences and has many reproductions of his works.
Skira-Venturi, Rosabianca. A Weekend with Van Gogh. New York: Rizzoli, 1993. It briefly examines his life and influences and has many reproductions of his works.
Welton, Jude. Monet. [Eyewitness Art series]. London: D. Kindersley/The Musée Marmottan, Paris, 1992. This book uses the same format for each artist with many reproductions, details, and text.
Welton, Jude. Impressionism. [Eyewitness Art series]. New York: D. Kindersley/The Art Institute of Chicago, 1993. This book combines biography and artistic analysis with photos of selected works. It has many detailed reproductions.
Bade, Patrick. Degas: The Masterworks. New York: Portland House, 1991. The author outlines Degas' life, influences, and works and contains many color reproductions with commentary.
Denvir, Bernard. The Impressionists at First Hand [World of Art series]. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1987. This paperback book has first hand accounts by Impressionist artists and writers about their lives.
de la Faille, J.B. The Works of Vincent van Gogh: His Paintings and Drawings. Amsterdam: Reynal and Co./Wm. Morrow, 1970. Described as the "definitive" catalog of Van Gogh's work, and the only book that contains reproductions of all of his known paintings and drawings.
Lloyd, Christopher. Pissarro. New York: Phaidon, 1979. Forty-eight full-color plates with commentary and analysis.
Moffet, Charles S., Benson, Ruth and Wiseman, Fronia E. The New Painting: Impressionism 1874-1886. Seattle: R. Barton distributors for the United States and Canada, The University of Washington Press, ©1986, 1989. This catalogue provides an overview of the paintings in the Impressionist exhibition.
Nunhead, Nancy. Claude Monet. London: Park Lane, 1994. Nunhead briefly introduces Monet's life and the development of his work with over ninety large, full-color plates.
Rewald, John. The History of Impressionism. New York Graphic Society Boston/The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Fourth revised edition, 1973. The 672-page book has 623 illustrations, and is a comprehensive reference.
Romano, Eileen. The Impressionists Their Lives, Their World, and Their Paintings. New York: Penguin Studio, 1997. This book is a concise introduction to Impressionism including the historical context.
Stuckey, Charles. Berthe Morisot, Impressionist. New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1987. It has biographical information and many full-color reproductions.
White, Barbara Ehrlich. Renoir, His Life, Art and Letters. Harry N. Abrams, Inc. Publishers, New York. 1984. The book has detailed information; 391 illustrations.
White, Barbara Ehrlich. Impressionists Side by Side: Their Friendships, Rivalries and Artistic Exchanges. New York: Knopf, 1996. White focuses on seven pairs of artists: Degas and Manet, Monet and Renoir, Cezanne and Pissarro, Manet and Morisot, Cassatt and Degas, Morisot and Renoir, Cassatt and Morisot. She compares their treatment of identical subjects using reproductions, and text.
Varnedoe, Kirk. Gustave Caillebotte. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1987. The book has biographical data, his working methods, characteristic themes, color reproductions, and a selection of critical responses.
Linnea in Monet's Garden. The Linnea Swedish Film Institute, Feature Institute Nordic Film, and TV Fund, 1993. This is a 30-minute story of a little girl's interest in Monet and her visit to Monet's home.
An Age of Reason, An Age of Passion: A Fresh View, Impressionism and Post-Impressionism. Produced by WNET, New York. West Long Branch, NJ: Kultur, 1989. This two-part video series was presented by PBS and is 114 minutes long.
The Landscape of Pleasure. Written and presented by Robert Hughes, The Ambrose video publishers, New York, 1988. The Shock of The New series explains the basics of Impressionism in 52 minutes.
Monet, a Legacy of Light. Boston WGBH by Public Media Home Vision, 1989. It is a 30-minute introduction to Monet's life and art.
Impressionism: Paintings Collected by European Museums
This site, created for this exhibition, has activities for teachers and families, essays on the artists, and images of many paintings in the exhibition.
Inside Art: An Adventure in Art History
This is a great activity page for kids. There is also a link to teacher resources.
This site (Sun Site Aalborg University, Denmark) has extensive information about the Impressionist artists, links to biographical information with pictures of the artists and their works. An example is the site for Alfred Sisley:
There is a biography, description of techniques, and color photos of his works.