This is an introductory list of books on Impressionism available at the library or for purchase on online booksellers. There are two in Spanish in case your linguistic tastes swing that way. 😊
Joaquin Sorolla was a Spanish Impressionist who used light in his paintings in such a way that he was called a Luminist. His paintings feature subjects of idyllic situations with resplendent beaches, beautiful parks and elegant houses. This image was from the website http://www.mymodernmet.com.
Mildrey Guillot is a Cuban painter who trained in Spain. She paints what she feels. Her emotive and rich paintings all are born of her feelings when she starts to paint. She uses color in a passionate way. She has a gallery in Miami, Florida.
Books on Impressionism Available at Library in Miami-Dade County
- The Private Lives of the Impressionists, Sue Roe, Madrid: Turner, 2006.
- The Impressionists: the origins of modern painting, Francesco Salvi, New York: Peter Bedrick Books, 1994.
- The Chronicle of Impressionism: a timeline history of impressionist art, Bernard Denvir, Boston: Bulfinch Press, 1993.
- Impresionismo Español, Antonio Fuster, Madrid: Goya, Reaseguros, 1970. (Spanish)
- Impresionismo en el Paisaje Catalan, Antonio Fuster, Madrid: Goya, Reaseguros, 1971. (Spanish)
- Paint with the Impressionists: a step by step guide to their methods and materials for today’s artists, Jonathan Stephenson, New York: Thames and Hudson, 2010.
Books on Spanish Impressionism Available Online
360 Color Paintings of Joaquin Sorolla and Batista, $2.99, Amazon.
Exhibition on screen: The Impressionists, $21.49, Amazon.
The Impressionists, $67.30, Amazon.
Impressionist Art: 1860-1920, $15.00, Barnes and Noble.