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Victorine Meurent

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Description: Manet and the Family Romance
IN LES COMPLEXES FAMILIAUX, which Lacan wrote as an encyclopedia article, he describes the act of desiring as an act of identification with one who already has the desire and suggests that in the process of this identification, the original...
PublisherPrinceton University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.88-113
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
Description: Manet and the Modern Tradition
~As if to signal the demise of the traditional hierarchy of subject matter which placed portrait and landscape on a lower level than ‘history’ painting, Castagnary, in his review of 1867, announced that the portrait demanded the highest faculties of the painter, and represented the culmination of the art of painting. His reason was that ‘With a single portrait of Clouet, Holbein, Van Dyck, Titian, Rigaud, David, you can reconstruct, with the person who served as model, the entire epoch when that person lived.’ Castagnary, Salons, I,...
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.74-78
Description: Manet Manette
~Manet probably painted Victorine Meurent for the first time in 1862. The earliest painting of her, which he never exhibited, was arguably the only time he painted her as “herself” (fig. 63). Of the large-scale, full-length paintings in which she later figured, some represented her in modern...
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.135-172

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