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Before the Mirror

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Description: Before the Mirror
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Description: Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity
“The satin corset may be the nude of our era,” suggested Édouard Manet.“Le corset de satin, c’est peut-être le nu de notre époque.” C. Delaville, “Édouard Manet,”...
PublisherArt Institute of Chicago
Related print edition pages: pp.124-134
Description: Painted Love: Prostitution in French Art of the Impressionist Era
If he time-honored signifier of social difference is clothing. In Thorstein Veblen’s words, “Our apparel is always in evidence and affords an indication of our pecuniary standing to all observers at first glance...
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.56-112
Description: Manet and the Family Romance
MANET EXECUTED AN ETCHING and a lithograph of the artist Berthe Morisot (figs. 75 and 76), both apparently after the oil on canvas portrait with violets of 1872 (fig. 77). While a friend and I were looking at examples of the...
PublisherPrinceton University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.147-171
Description: Manet Manette
~Even after a number of Salon refusals in the second half of the 1870s, Manet still declined to participate in the Impressionist exhibitions. Instead, he looked to other arrangements, among them throwing his own studio...
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.227-267

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