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The Nymph Surprised

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Description: The Nymph Surprised
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Description: Manet and the Family Romance
ÉDOUARD MANET GREW up on the rue des Petits-Augustins (now the rue Bonaparte), more or less across the street from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts he never attended. The address was a short walk down the quay and across the bridge from the Palais de Justice where Manet’s father worked; indeed, many judges and magistrates lived nearby. As a family of a certain social standing,...
PublisherPrinceton University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.41-87
Description: Manet and the Modern Tradition
~By the nineteenth century ‘the nude’ had loosened its connections with history painting and become a category in itself. Previously, whether playing out a role in a Christian or Pagan drama, the nude figure was either necessary to the narrative or played an allegorical role representing innocence or virtue...
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.90-102

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