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|Genre/Form:||Criticism, interpretation, etc|
|Named Person:||Édouard Manet; Edouard Manet; Édouard Manet|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Alan Krell; Édouard Manet
|Description:||208 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm.|
|Contents:||Ch. 1. 'But What a Scourge to Society Is a Realist Painter' --
Ch. 2. 'Bathers, Bodies and Put-ons' --
Ch. 3. 'A Parcel of Nude Flesh or a Bundle of Laundry' --
Ch. 4. Manet, Zola and 'Le Jugement Public' --
Ch. 5. 'That Subtle Feeling for Modern Life' --
Ch. 6. Manet and the Impressionists in 1874 --
Ch. 7. Modern Paris, Modern Pleasures --
Ch. 8. 'Dandy of Realism'.
|Series Title:||World of art.|
Yet he did not ally himself with the other painters of contemporary life, the Impressionists, preferring to engage with a Realist tradition, and at the same time drawing on the art of the past - Raphael, Titian, Velazquez, Goya - to confront his own age. In this freshly researched study Alan Krell examines the artist's known intentions and the critical, sometimes bitterly hostile reception that he encountered.
He compares Manet to Impressionists like Monet, Degas and Morisot, and shows how the artist's progressive social views - on sexuality, on the position of women, on the family - were expressed through a style equally "modern," yet rooted in the European artistic tradition.