Urbanization And Its Changing Landscapes

Photography, Impressionism, and Post-impressionism, in the mid- to late-century Europe

Xie Kitchin Asleep on Sofa, Lewis Carroll, 7/15/1873 - 7/15/1873, From the collection of: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Throughout history young girls have been painted as the manifestation of innocence and purity. Lewis Carroll uses the serene magic of Xie asleep as a tool to fight back against the rise of urbanization and modernity in Victorian England. - Liana
Swaying Dancer (Dancer in Green), Edgar Degas, 1877 - 1879, From the collection of: Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
The grace, balance, and beauty of ballerinas, their near ethereal transformation, was always one to constantly engage the artist Edgar Degas. In the piece Swaying Dancer (Dancer in Green), Degas highlights, as does the majority of his works, his unmistakable achievement and mastery of translating motion. - Zana
Young woman at a table, 'Poudre de riz', Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, 1887, From the collection of: Van Gogh Museum
A woman sits with a tin of perfumed rice powder, used as a cosmetic foundation to lighten skin. Her penetrating gaze and posture suggests she’s tired from working, or it could indicate tension between her and the artist who were once lovers. -Lina
The lush, primitive beauty of the South Seas beckoned Gauguin to flee the industrial urbanization of Paris and paint in paradise. Ia Orana Maria (Hail Mary) depicts a Polynesian Virgin Mary and infant Jesus in the tropical splendor of Tahiti. - Amanda
[Place Saint-Médard], Eugène Atget, 1898 - 1900, From the collection of: The J. Paul Getty Museum
Place Saint-Médard is a photograph of a market square in Paris, taken in 1898 by Eugène Atget. The photo captures a busy scene of people going about their daily business, purchasing goods in the market. The Church of Saint-Médard stands in the background. One of many of Atget’s documents of Paris. - Joshua
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