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LibGuide: L'art et la Litterature du Dix-Neuvieme Siecle

LibGuide: art and Literature of the Nineteenth Century

Dumas Gets French Honour   More than a century after his death, the ashes of Alexandre Dumas are being
moved from the village of Villers-Cotterets to a place of honor in Paris' Pantheon. This famous author wrote
dozens of books and plays, including The Man in the Iron Mask and The Three Musketeers. He is the most
well-known French author in the world. His works continue to be made into new movies. Find out who else had
a place of honor France's famous mausoleum.
Topic: Dumas, Alexandre, Authors, French   Language: English  Lexile: 1070  News Source  http://news.bbc.co.uk

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Alexandre Dumas   While the majority of Alexandre Dumas, Two Centuries of Living Literature is presented in
French (for obvious reasons, the summary maintains), excellent resources are available for English-speaking
visitors, including a chronology of the French author's life, complemented by several images. (From the sidebar
in the chronology, one can view a gallery of additional images.) The link for the feature Dumas as described by
his and our contemporaries leads to another resource for English-speaking visitors; it includes Jean-Dominique
Bauby's essay How I became a character from Le Comte de Monte-Cristo and Rober Louis Stevenson's A gossip
on a novel of Dumas's.
Topic: Dumas, Alexandre, Authors, French   Language: English   Lexile: BR      http://www.dumaspere.com

Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880)   Dr. Fidel Fajardo-Acosta, associate professor of English at Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, maintains the World Lit Website, a resource designed to complement his course lectures.
The site features notes on key authors and includes an entry on French writer Gustave Flaubert, best known for
his novel Madame Bovary. The material here comprises biographical information, a list of main works, selected quotations (The author, in his work, must be like God in the universe, present everywhere and visible nowhere),
and related links.
Topic: Flaubert, Gustave, Authors, French   Language: English   Lexile: 1490  Biography      http://fajardo-acosta.com

The France of Victor Hugo   This web site deals with many issues that are important to the literature of France.
It outlines the history and reemergence of Romantic Literature. This site documents the Romantic ideas in French Literature while at the same time highlighting the work and life of Victor Hugo, who wrote Les Miserables and Hunch-
back of Notre Dame, two highly important French novels.
Topic: French fiction, Hugo, Victor   Language: English   Lexile: 1080      http://www.mtholyoke.edu

Guy de Maupassant   Part of a collection of information on great French writers is an overview of Guy de
Maupassant, who is said to be the greatest French short story writer. The overview examines Guy de Mau-
passant's early life when he was receiving an education and a volunteer in the army. His writing career is
chronicled with attention drawn to his most famous works. His writing style is described as well as some
of his particular stories. There is also information related to an illness that changed Guy de Maupassant and
his writing. The tragic end of his life is included as well.
Topic: Maupassant, Guy de   Language: English   Lexile: 1310  Biography      http://www.sides.org.uk

Claude Monet: The Series Paintings   After becoming dissatisfied with impressionism, Monet began to
explore the same subject repeatedly in what became known as series pictures. At thissite you can view Monet's paintings online at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Seven of Monet's works are presented with links
to a full screen image, bibliography, detail images, exhibition history, inscription, location and provenance for each painting.
Topic: Monet, Claude   Language: English   Lexile: 1250  Biography      http://www.nga.gov  

Emile Zola (1840-1902)   French author Emile Zola maintained, The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without the work. This guide to Zola includes links to four Guardian features and reviews and a number of facts about the writer arranged under such headings as Now read on, Recommended biography, and Criticism (Zola will be forever associated with [...] the forefront of the naturalistic movement, which attempted to remove artifice from fiction and replace it with 'documentation,' the acute observation of real life).
Topic: Zola, Emile,--1882-1902   Language: English   Lexile: 1210    News Sourcehttp://www.guardian.co.uk

French Literature - Part 5
Gives an overview and then looks at specific writers and their styles of writing.

French Painting of the 19th Century
From the National Gallery of Art - the art and the artists.

Impressionism:  Art and Modernity Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Impressionism:  National Gallery of Art

Photo of Claude

Claude Monet, French, 1840 - 1926, Woman with a Parasol - Madame Monet and Her Son, 1875, oil on canvas,
Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, 1983.1.29 

French Impressionists   A gallery of works by French Impressionist artists is available online at this web site from
the Fitzwilliam Museum in the United Kingdom. Over 100 paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures are available to view. Each work can be enlarged for a closer examination, and descriptive text explains a little about the artist and
the work. Find out about the group of painters in nineteenth century France known as the Impressionists. The characteristics of impressionist art are described.
Topic: Impressionism (Art), French art Language: Eng Lexile: 1730    http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk

Paul Gauguin   Travel online to the Getty Museum to view the works of Paul Gauguin and learn about his passion
for painting. This web site provides a brief biography of Gauguin who sought an earthly paradise in the South Seas,
living in Tahiti and producing sculptures, woodcuts, and paintings of the native habitat and culture. Learn about how Gauguin abandoned Impressionism and created a new, simplified style of art. On this site, you can also see four examples of Gauguin's work. Click on each work to learn more about how it was created and about the creator, Gauguin.
Topic: Gauguin, Paul   Language: English   Lexile: 1120  Biography       http://www.getty.edu

Paul Gauguin (French, 1848-1903)   Visit the Museum of Modern Art online to deepen your appreciation of the life
and work of Paul Gauguin. Use the pull-down menu on this site to learn about Gauguin's life, his work, and the
methods that he developed. Discover the techniques that made his art so vibrant and unique. As you are reading the information, click on the thumbnails of his works that are featured on the page. You will be able to see examples of
his paintings and engravings that express his theories about art. Read about his reputation and influence in the world
of modern art.
Topic: Gauguin, Paul   Language: English    Biography      http://www.moma.org

Impressionism: Claude Monet (1840-1926)   Impressionist art began with Claude Monet, whose paintings
contained loose brushstrokes and bright colors in a sketchy manner. This style of painting became popular
among a group of artist friends in Paris. Many of Claude Monet's impressionist paintings are presented here
so that you can see what this style of painting looks like. August Renoir was also an impressionist painter,
and some of his paintings are also included here. You can compare these artists' paintings. While Monet be-
gan to paint mostly landscapes later in his career, Renoir rarely painted without people in the scenes in his artwork.
Topic: Renoir, Auguste, Monet, Claude  Language: Eng  Lexile: 1070  Image collection     http://www.robinurton.com

Monet, Claude   Explore the world of French painter, Claude Monet. This well-known artist was the leading figure
in the movement called impressionism, which began in the late 1800s. The visitor will find wonderful full-size images,
a brief biography, links to pages on painters who influenced Monet, and information about impressionism. Paintings include early works as well as works about Paris, a series on the Rouen Cathedral, and series on the poplars on the Epte, haystacks, waterlilies, and later works. Several of the images are annotated.
Topic: Monet, Claude   Language: English   Lexile: 1430  Image collection      http://www.ibiblio.org

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