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Description: Modern Life & Modern Subjects: British Art in the Early Twentieth Century
‘The Camden Town Murder’ is both the name of an event, christened in the newspapers, and the title of a painting – indeed the umbrella title for a series of images...
PublisherPaul Mellon Centre
Related print edition pages: pp.11-47
Description: Painted Love: Prostitution in French Art of the Impressionist Era
The existence of prostitution on a scale so widespread and obvious that it alarmed contemporaries was a distinctive and distinguishing feature of nineteenth-century Parisian culture...
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.1-26
Description: The Painted Face: Portraits of Women in France, 1814–1914
~~EDOUARD MANET’S Portrait of Mlle E. G., recognised by many critics as a painting of the young artist Eva Gonzalès when it was exhibited at the Salon of 1870,...
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.59-99
https://doi.org/10.37862/aaeportal.00298.2
Description: Cézanne’s Gravity
~From the beginning of Paul Cézanne’s painting...
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.1-21
Description: Only a Promise of Happiness: The Place of Beauty in a World of Art
What separates the woman with whom I have spent most of my life or my closest friend from others whose paths have crossed mine for shorter or more scattered times...
PublisherPrinceton University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.102-138
https://doi.org/10.37862/aaeportal.00285.4
Description: Only a Promise of Happiness: The Place of Beauty in a World of Art
One of the most famous scandals in the history of art broke out when Edouard Manet’s Olympia (​Plate 5​) was first exhibited in the Salon of 1865...
PublisherPrinceton University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.36-71
https://doi.org/10.37862/aaeportal.00285.2
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
https://doi.org/10.37862/aaeportal.00272.003
Description: Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today
~In late 1862, Édouard Manet (1832–1883) noted in his studio carnet that a model he described as “Laure, très belle négresse” (“Laure, very beautiful black woman”) sat for a portrait in his rue...
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.7-83
https://doi.org/10.37862/aaeportal.00239.002
Description: The Power of Color: Five Centuries of European Painting
~~After playing a role in visualizing the French Revolution, color was subject to its own upheaval in the nineteenth century, first in materials, then in making. By the time of the Industrial Revolution, chemistry had replaced alchemy. Building on the classification of the elements and using modern experimental scientific methods,...
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.187-227
https://doi.org/10.37862/aaeportal.00228.006
Description: Fellow Men: Fantin-Latour and the Problem of the Group in Nineteenth-Century French...
THIS chapter centers on a foundational image of avant-garde group identity. The painting is large and full of figures, an ambitious submission to the Paris Salon of 1865. The setting is strange: there are indications of an artist’s studio or some other austere bourgeois...
PublisherPrinceton University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.68-104
https://doi.org/10.37862/aaeportal.00049.005
Description: The Image of the Black in Western Art, Volume IV: From the American Revolution to...
A black man, large as life, holding the reins of a white horse in one hand while he plunges a dagger into its throat with the other, is given great prominence...
PublisherHarvard University Press
https://doi.org/10.37862/aaeportal.00144.007
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
https://doi.org/10.37862/aaeportal.00079.013
Description: Manet Manette
~Part one is a tale of two exhibitions, one monograph, and one novel. The first of the two...
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.3-30
https://doi.org/10.37862/aaeportal.00080.004
Description: Impressionism: Art, Leisure, and Parisian Society
Even a casual glance at successive editions of guide books to Paris, from their beginnings in the 1840s to the end of the “Belle Epoque,” reveals the striking truth: leisure and entertainment took an ever-increasing place in the life of Paris...
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.59-91
https://doi.org/10.37862/aaeportal.00067.007

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