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Madame Edouard Manet on a Blue Sofa

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Description: Madame Edouard Manet on a Blue Sofa
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Description: Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity
A painted portrait attests to long minutes, stretching into longer hours, spent studying an individual’s features and dress. Even the language used to describe the process, “capturing a likeness,” implies something taken and, by extension, something given up. Yet despite the inevitable intimacy of the process, many portraits feel opaque—an apparently accurate transcription...
PublisherArt Institute of Chicago
Related print edition pages: pp.107-123
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

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