A fresh look: Pivotal paintings of modernity Lampooned during his lifetime for his style as much as his subject matter French painter douard Manet (18321883) is now considered a crucial figure in the history of art bridging the transition from Realism to Impressionism. Manets work combined a painterly technique with strikingly modern images of contemporary […]

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A fresh look: Pivotal paintings of modernity Lampooned during his lifetime for his style as much as his subject matter French painter douard Manet (18321883) is now considered a crucial figure in the history of art bridging the transition from Realism to Impressionism. Manets work combined a painterly technique with strikingly modern images of contemporary life centered on the urban Paris...

A fresh look: Pivotal paintings of modernity Lampooned during his lifetime for his style as much as his subject matter French painter douard Manet (18321883) is now considered a crucial figure in the history of art bridging the transition from Realism to Impressionism. Manets work combined a painterly technique with strikingly modern images of contemporary life centered on the urban Paris experience. He recorded the citys parks bars and cabarets often delighting in the frisson of underground or provocative content. The Paris salon rejected his Djeuner sur lherbe with its juxtaposition of fully dressed men and a nude woman while the steady gaze and unabashed pose of the prostitute Olympia a very modern reworking of Titians Venus of Urbino caused a society scandal. With rich illustration this book introduces Manets work and his uniquely influential combination of Realism Impressionism and reworked Old Masters that would become paradigms of a brave new world for generations of modernists to come. Gilles Nret (19332005) was an art historian journalist writer and museum correspondent. He organized several art retrospectives in Japan and founded the SEIBU Museum and the Wildenstein Gallery in Tokyo. He directed art reviews such as L’il and Connaissance des Arts and received the lie Faure Prize in 1981 for his publications. His TASCHEN titles include Salvador Dal: The Paintings Matisse and Erotica Universalis. About the series Each book in TASCHENs Basic Art series features: a detailed chronological summary of the life and oeuvre of the artist covering his or her cultural and historical importance a concise biography approximately 100 illustrations with explanatory captions.

Autor: Gilles Neret
Editura: Taschen