This beautifully illustrated book provides an exceptional overview of Daubigny and Impressionism. Produced to accompany the exhibition Inspiring Impressionism | Daubigny | Monet | Van Gogh on display at the Scottish National Gallery in 2016.
Known today for this atmospheric views of the River Oise, Daubigny was a pioneer of modern landscape painting and an important precursor of French Impressionism. Although commercially highly successful he was often critised for his broad, sketch-like handling and unembellished view of nature, and was dubbed the leader of 'the school of the impression'.
As a result he drew the attention of the next generation of artist, among them Claude Monet and Vincent van Gogh, who were inspired by Daubigny's frank naturalism, bold compositions and technical innovations.
Theirs was an artistic dialogue which spanned thirty years, fromt he early 1860s to the end of Van Gogh's short life.