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Free download Hit Makers: How to Succeed in an Age of Distraction Summary Hit Makers: How to Succeed in an Age of Distraction ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Er Caillebottes estate the press called it laffaire Caillebotte had the very effect he must have hoped It brought unprecedented attention and even a bit of respect to his intransigents friendsOne century after the exhibition of the caillebotte collection James Cutting a psychologist at Cornell University countedthan fifteen thousand instances of impressionist paintings to appear in hundreds of books in the university library He concluded uneuivocally that there were seven and only seven core impressionist painters whose names and works appeared faroften than their peers This core consisted of Monet Renoir Degas Cezanne Manet Pissarro and Sisley Without a doubt this was the impressionist canonWhat set these seven painters apart They didnt share a common style They did not receive uniue praise from contemporary critics nor did they suffer eual censure There is no record that this group socialized exclusively collected each others works exclusively or exhibited exclusively In fact there would seem to be only one exclusive uality the most famous impressionists sharedThe core seven impressionist painters were the only seven impressionists in Gustave Caillebottes beuestExactly one hundred years after Caillebottes death in James Cutting stood before one of the most famous paintings at the Muse dOrsay in Paris and had a familiar thought Why is this thing so famous The painting in uestion wasRenoirs Bal du Moulin de la Galette Standing about four feet high and six feet wide the artwork shows scores of well dressed Parisians clustered in an outdoor dance hall waltzing drinking and huddling around tables in the dappled light of a Sunday afternoon in the Montmartre district of ParisCutting instantly recognized the work But he wondered what was so inherently special about the painting apart from the fact that he recognized it Yes the Bal du Moulin is absorbing he granted but the artwork was not obviously better than its less celebrated peers in adjacent roomsI really had an aha moment Cutting told me I realized that Caillebotte had owned not only the Bal du Moulin but also many other paintings at the museum that had become extremely famousHe returned to Ithaca to flesh out his eureka Cutting and a research assistant went through about one thousand books of impressionist art in the Cornell University library to make a list of the most commonly reproduced artists He concluded that the impressionist canon focuses on a tight cluster of seven core painters Manet Monet Czanne Degas Renoir Pissarro and Sisleythe Caillebotte SevenCutting had a theory Gustave Caillebottes death helped to create the impressionist canon His beuest to the French state created the frame through which contemporary and future art fans viewed impressionism Art historians focused on the Caillebotte Seven which bestowed prestige on their works to the exclusion of others The paintings of the Caillebotte Seven hungprominently in galleries sold for greater sums of money to private collectors were valuedby art connoisseurs were printed inart anthologies and were dissected byart history students who grew into the next generations art mavens eager to pass on the Caillebotte Sevens inherited fameCutting had another theory The fact that Caillebottes beuest shaped the impressionist canon spoke to something deep and universal about media entertainment and popularity People prefer paintings that theyve seen before Audiences like art that gives them the jolt of meaning that often comes from an inkling of recognitionBack at Cornell Cutting tested this theory He gathered people from his psychology class and presented them with paired works of impressionist art In each pair one of the paintings was significantlyfamousthat islikely to appear in one of Cornell Universitys textbooks Six times out of ten students said they preferred thefamous pictureThis could have meant that famous paintings are better Or it might have meant that Cornell students preferred canonical artworks because they were familiar with those paintings To prove the latter Cutting had to engineer an environment where students were unwittingly but repeatedly exposed to less famous paintings the same way that art audiences are unwittingly but repeatedly exposed to the impressionist canon from a young ageWhat came next was uite clever In a separate psychology class Cutting bombarded students with obscure artworks from the late nineteenth century The students in this second class saw a nonfamous impressionist painting four times for every one time they glimpsed a famous artwork This was Cuttings attempt to reconstruct a parallel universe of art history where Caillebotte never died prematurely where his legendary beuest never created an impressionist wing and where the Caillebotte Seven never benefited from a random historical accident that elevated their exposure and popularityAt the end of the second course Cutting asked the students to choose their favorite paintings among fifty one pairs The results of the popularity contest turned the canon upside down In forty one of fifty one pairs the students preference for the most famous impressionist works disappeared The emerald magnetism of Monets gardens the electric polychrome of Renoir and the genius of Manet were nearly nullified by something elsethe power of repeated exposureIts extraordinary that Caillebottes beuest helped to shape thecanon of impressionism because he purposefully bought his friends least popular paintings Caillebotte made it a principle to buy especially those works of his friends which seemed particularly unsaleable the art historian John Rewald wrote For example Caillebotte served as a buyer of last resort when he purchased Renoirs Bal du Moulin de la Galette Todaythe painting that Caillebotte rescued from obscurity and that inspired Cuttings famous study of art psychology is considered a masterpiece When it sold at auction for million in it was the second most expensive artwork ever purchased You may find Renoirs painting to be inherently beautifulI dobut its canonical fame is inseparable from its absurd good fortune to be among the Caillebotte collectionMary Morton the curator of French paintings at the National Gallery of Art organized the museums Caillebotte exhibit She told me that a lack of exposure might account for Caillebottes anonymity for another reason Impressionisms most important collector didnt try to sell his artOne of the most important behind the scenes figures in impressionist history is Paul Durand Ruel a French collector and dealer who served as a one man clearinghouse for impressionist paintings before they became world famous His exhaustive efforts to sell work by Monet and others created and sustained the movement while t. 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works Caillebotte produced about paintings and made little effort to distribute them to collectors or museums He faded into obscurity in the early twentieth century while his peers hung in crowded galleries and private collections as the echoing power of Caillebottes gift rolled through historyWhen todays high school students recognize Monets water lilies theyre seeingthan a centurys worth of exposure and fameCaillebotte is the least known of the French impressionists But its not because hes the worst Its because he offered his friends a gift that he was willing to withhold from himself the gift of exposureEnthralling full of aha moments about why some ideas soar and others never get off the ground This bookpicks up where The Tipping Point left off Adam Grant Wharton professor and New York Times bestselling author of ORIGINALS and GIVE AND TAKEWhile giving Lady Luck her due Thompson studiously examines the myriad factors that make the things we buy likeand follow so irresistible 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Free download Hit Makers: How to Succeed in an Age of Distraction Summary Hit Makers: How to Succeed in an Age of Distraction ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF The Power of Exposure Fame and Familiarityin Art Music PoliticsOn a rainy morning one fall I was walking alone through the impressionist exhibit of the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC Standing before a wall of renowned paintings I was struck by a uestion that I imagine many people wonder uietly in a museum even if its rude to say out loud in a company of strangers Why is this thing so famous It was The Japanese Footbridge by Claude Monet with the blue bridge arching over an emerald green pond that is gilded with patches of yellow pink and greenthe iconic water lilies It was impossible not to recognize One of my favorite picture books as a kid included several of Monets water lily paintings It was also impossible to ignore on account of several kids scrambling through the geriatric crowd to get a closer look Yes a teenage girl said holding up her phone in front of her face to take a picture Oh exclaimed the taller curly haired boy behind her Its that famous one Severalhigh school students heard their shouts and within seconds a group had clustered around the MonetSeveral rooms away the gallery held a special exhibit for another impressionist painter Gustave Caillebotte This was a uieter slower affair There were no students and no ecstatic exclamations of recognition just a lot of mmm hmms and solemn nods Caillebotte is not world famous like Monet Manet or Czanne The sign outside his exhibitionat the National Gallery called him perhaps the least known of the French impressionistsBut Caillebottes paintings are exuisite His style is impressionist yet exacting as if captured with a slightlyfocused camera lens Often from a windows view he rendered the colorful urban geometry of nineteenth century Paristhe yellow rhomboid blocks the pale white sidewalks and the iridescent grays of rain slicked boulevards His contemporaries considered him a phenomenon on par with Monet and Renoir mile Zola the great French writer who drew attention to impressionisms delicate patches of color pronounced Caillebotte one of the boldest of the group Still years later Monet is one of the most famous painters in history while Caillebotte is relatively anonymousA mystery Two rebellious painters hang their art in the same impressionist exhibit in They are considered of similar talent and promise But one painters water lilies become a global cultural hitenshrined in picture books studied by art historians gawked at by high school students and highlighted in every tour of the National Gallery of Artand the other painter is little known among casual art fans Why For many centuries philosophers artists and psychologists have studied modern art to learn the truth about beauty and popularity For understandable reasons many focused on the paintings themselves But studying the patches of Monet and the brushstrokes of Caillebotte wont tell you why one is famous and the other is not You have to see the deeper story Famous paintings hit songs and blockbusters that seem to float effortlessly on the cultural consciousness have a hidden genesis even water lilies have rootsWhen a team of researchers at Cornell University studied the story of the impressionist canon they found that something surprising set the most famous painters apart It wasnt their social connections or their nineteenth century renown It was a subtler story And it all started with CaillebotteGustave Caillebotte was born to a wealthy Parisian family in As a young man he veered from law to engineering to the French army in the Franco Prussian War But in his twenties he discovered a passion and immense talent for paintingIn he submitted The Floor Scrapers to the Academy of Fine Arts in ParisIn the painting white light coming through a window illuminates the bare white backs of several men working on their knees scraping the dark brown floor of an empty room as the skinned wood curls into spirals beside their legs But the painting was rejected One critic later summed up the scornful response when he said Do nudes but do beautiful nudes or dont do them at allThe impressionistsor as Caillebotte also called them les Intransigentsdisagreed Several of them including Auguste Renoir liked his uotidian take on the floor scrapers and asked Caillebotte to exhibit with their fellow rebels He became friends with some of the eras most controversial young artists like Monet and Degas buying dozens of their works at a time when few rich European men cared for themCaillebottes self portraits show him in middle age with short hair and a face like an arrowhead angular and sharpened to a point with an austere gray beard A grave countenance colored his inner life as well Convinced that he would die young Caillebotte wrote a will instructing the French state to accept his art collection and hang nearly seventy of his impressionist paintings in a national museumHis fears were prescient Caillebotte died of a stroke in at the age of forty five His beuest included at least sixteen canvases by Monet eight by Renoir eight by Degas five by Czanne and four by Manet along with eighteen by Pissarro and nine by Sisley It is not inconceivable that his walls would be valued at several billion dollars in a twenty first century Christies saleBut at the time his collection was far less coveted In the will Caillebotte had stipulated that all paintings hang at the Muse du Luxembourg in Paris But even with Renoir serving as executor the French government initially refused to accept the artworksThe French elite including conservative critics and even prominent politicians considered the beuest presumptuous if not downright ludicrous Who was this scoundrel to think he could posthumously force the French government to hang dozens of blotchy atrocities on its own walls Several art professors threatened to resign from the cole des Beaux Arts if the state accepted the impressionist paintings Jean Lon Grme one of the most famous academic artists of his time blasted the donation saying For the government to accept such filth there would have to be a great moral slackeningBut what is the history of art if not one great slackening after another After years of fighting both the French state and Caillebottes own family to honor the beuest Renoir persuaded the government to accept about half the collection By one count the accepted paintings included eight works by Monet seven by Degas seven by Pissarro six by Renoir six by Sisley two by Manet and two by CezanneWhen the artworks were finally hung in at a new wing in the Muse du Luxembourg it represented the first ever national exhibition of impressionist art in France or any European country The public flooded the museum to see art theyd previously savaged or simply ignored The long battle ov.

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