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List of illustrations

  • Music in the Tuileries
  • The Absinthe Drinker
  • Washing (or The Linen)
  • Les Triomphateurs du Salon
  • The Urchin
  • Le Petit Mendiant
  • The Spanish Singer
  • Gypsies
  • Gypsy
  • Boy with a Pitcher
  • La Limosine
  • L'ouvrier de Paris
  • The Old Musician
  • Rest of the Horsemen
  • L'Enfant volé
  • The Little Girl
  • La Petite Pologne
  • Gilles
  • Le Chiffonnier
  • At the Milliner's (The Modiste)
  • Portrait of Théodore Duret
  • La Modiste
  • L'Ami de l'artiste
  • The Balloon
  • Les Joueurs de l'hotel d'Angleterre
  • A Café Interior
  • Le Café-concert
  • The Café-Concert
  • Fish (Still Life)
  • Still Life with Fish and Shrimp
  • Still Life with Melon and Peaches
  • Still Life with a Hat and Guitar
  • Luncheon in the Studio
  • Frontispiece
  • Frontispiece
  • Letter with a Snail on a Leaf
  • Letter with a Plum
  • Asparagus
  • Emile Zola
  • Portrait of Zacharie Astruc
  • Venus of Urbino
  • Monsieur et Madame Auguste Manet
  • Portrait of the Artist's Parents
  • Victorine Meurent
  • Portrait of Berthe Morisot with a Muff
  • Repose (Le Repos)
  • The Balcony
  • Portrait of Pertuiset as a Lion Hunter
  • Le Tueur des lions
  • Boy with a Sword
  • Mademoiselle Victorine in the Costume of an Espada
  • Tauromaquia, no. 5
  • The Boy with a Tray
  • Kabuki Actors Segawa Kikunojō III and Ichikawa Monnosuke II and Two Courtesans Celebrating the New Year
  • Wild Geese Flying Down the Sumida River
  • The Dead Toreador
  • Cartoon of The Dead Toreador
  • Dead Soldier
  • Death of Caesar
  • Amazon
  • Autumn
  • Lady with Fans
  • Young Woman Reclining in Spanish Costume
  • Odalisque
  • Luncheon on the Grass (Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe)
  • The Nymph Surprised
  • La Rivière
  • Fishing
  • Untitled illustration
  • Le Sauvage
  • Ma nacelle
  • Olympia
  • Sujet gracieux
  • Cats Meeting
  • The Cookoo's Verse
  • Portrait of Laure (La négresse)
  • Blonde Nude
  • The Dead Christ and the Angels
  • Jesus Mocked by the Soldiers
  • The Execution of Emperor Maximilian
  • The Execution of Emperor Maximilian
  • The Execution of Emperor Maximilian, detail
  • The Execution of Emperor Maximilian
  • Execution of Maximilian, fragment
  • The Execution of Emperor Maximilian
  • The Barricade
  • Civil War
  • The Battle of the Kearsarge and the Alabama
  • The Battle of the Kearsarge and the Alabama
  • The Escape of Rochefort
  • Portrait of Henri Rochefort
  • Cartoon
  • Nana
  • Skating
  • Les Patineurs de la glacière
  • Illustration for Le Fleuve
  • Illustration for L'Après-midi d'un faune by Stéphane Mallarmé
  • The Raven on the Bust of Pallas
  • The Little Confectioner
  • Study of a reclining nude
  • Study for The Romans of Decadence
  • Barque of Dante
  • Infanta Margarita
  • The Reader
  • Spanish Ballet
  • Lilacs and Roses
  • Portrait of Clemenceau
  • Portrait of Vigneau
  • George Moore at the Café
  • Young Woman
  • The Painter Guillaudin on Horseback
  • Claude Monet in his Floating Studio
  • Boating
  • Le Bon Bock
  • Stéphane Mallarmé
  • The Folkestone Boat, Boulogne
  • On the Banks of the Seine at Argenteuil
  • In the Conservatory
  • In the Conservatory, detail
  • Woman Reading
  • Woman Reading, detail
  • Lola de Valence
  • A Bar at the Folies-Bergère
  • The Little Cavaliers
  • Sketches
  • Sketches
  • Salamander
  • Whaling at Goto in Hizen Province
  • The Railway
  • Snowy Morning in the Yoshiwara
  • Portrait of Emilie Ambre as Carmen
  • On the Beach at Boulogne
  • Boats at Berck-sur-Mer
  • View of the Paris World's Fair
  • Blue Venice
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Description: Manet and the Modern Tradition
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Description: Manet and the Modern Tradition
~Edouard Manet has long been recognized as a genius of the nineteenth century whose work has made a profound difference to the development of the art of our own age. His paintings have attracted the interest of many artists and historians, and books on his works run into the hundreds. There are several good catalogues of his entire oeuvre, and it...
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Description: Manet and the Modern Tradition
~‘A vigorous taste for reality, modern reality’, ‘Peintres et Aquafortistes’ originally appeared in Le Boulevard, 14 September 1862. It is reprinted...
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~Manet's thinking was governed and developed by many different forces. It is reasonable to assume that he was particularly affected by writers whom he counted among his friends, and critics who showed interest in his works. Their views at times overlap and confirm each other, at other times present serious contradictions, but if the ideas of...
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~Manet's first major painting, the Absinthe Drinker, was a strangely Baudelairian work, but a genre picture of a low type nevertheless. The Spanish Singer of 1861 was again of a poor man, an itinerant performer, and the Old Musician of 1862, a fascinating assembly of types, each in one way or...
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~Despite the endless proliferation of literature on Manet and his colleagues, we have no appropriate sources for his own views. Nothing remains but some letters of little interest and a few anecdotes told and retold. Antonin Proust’s Souvenirs, published in 1913, long after Manet’s death, is the most quoted source of what purport to...
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Zola’s description of Manet as ‘the sensitive eye’ set the stage early for a purely formalist interpretation of his oeuvre. Other contemporary critics, puzzled by his curious handling of subject matter, found his deliciously painted still lifes acceptable...
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~In discussing the nature of genre as a category, Max Friedländer makes the distinction that ‘The historical picture says: that...
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~The changes in Manet’s still life paintings over the period of his career in some ways parallel his shift of interest from lower class genre to subjects expressing the spirit of modern life. The earlier still lifes also show a dependence on the works of artists of the...
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~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,...
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~Like many a fellow Parisian, Manet enjoyed fancy dress and make-believe. Writing of a party in honor of Zola, George Moore remembered, ‘Manet had persuaded me to go to the Bal de l’Assommoir dressed as a Parisian workman, for he enjoyed incongruities, and the blouse and the casquette, with my appearance and my accent, appealed to his imagination...
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~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...
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~Those writers who believe that Manet’s subject matter was just a pretext for painting are most puzzled by his forays into the realm of ‘history painting’ since these generally involved subjects which Manet could not have seen in everyday life, and since they seemed, in some ways, to be concessions to academic requirements. While it...
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~If, as Constable had proposed, ‘History’ should be considered to include portraits and familiar scenes, See above, 103, 105. and if the average Frenchman saw his own life, with all its new inventions and events, as the history of tomorrow, the bulk of...
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~‘Manet is merely a painter, and a painter of fragments—devoid of ideas, imagination, emotion, poetry, or powers of draughtsmanship. He is incapable of composing a picture.’La Vie moderne, II, no. 16 (17 April 1880), 255. and in spite of some negative criticism repeating the old complaints, Hamilton, 226–30. it was generally enjoyed. This remarkable, and apparently damning, statement of Joseph Péladan is part of an essay which purports to discuss ‘Manet’s Methods’, and which ends with the further observation that ‘After Courbet, Manet must be considered as the greatest teacher of the second half of the...
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~There are as many different ways of building up the painted surface of a canvas in oil colors as there are artists. To simplify our discussion, however, two theoretical extremes will be described in terms of...
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~The earliest known works by Manet are copies after the masters—certainly an acceptable and appropriate beginning for an aspiring young artist. A great many of his copies must have disappeared, but what remains attests to Couture’s guidance toward masters of painterly technique : Titian, Tintoretto, Rembrandt, Delacroix, and Velasquez...
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~Paint application has been discussed separately from composition, or drawing, because just such a separation was normally made in Manet’s day. Couture expected students to learn to draw before they learned to paint, and it was assumed that preparatory drawings would be made before any painted picture was attempted. Drawing and painting were...
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~It is important to realize that the vogue for things Japanese included far more than wood-block prints on paper, and that even among these there were great differences in motif and style. Chinoiserie had long been popular for the decorative arts, and as soon as they were available Japanese fabrics, screens, fans, and ceramics all quickly found active European markets. Further, the fine arts—sculpture, painting, and brush drawings—were brought from Japan by discriminating collectors, who may have shared with the Japanese themselves disdain for the cheaper and more popular prints of recent date...
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~In summarizing Manet’s work in his large exhibition of 1884, a hostile cri tic and conservative painter said he had been influenced by the...
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~Of all the qualities of Manet’s art, his picture construction has been least understood. He has been charged with faulty...
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‘La vie moderne’, the spirit of modern life in nineteenth-century France, has long since become just another chapter of history. Distant from our own age it offers the romantic appeal of a period of optimism and discovery. The vivid images of its gardens and its race tracks, its parks and cafés, all peopled with well dressed gentlemen and ladies, serve as admirable settings for those delightful moments when we can recreate through literature or through imagination, the stories of an age irrecoverably past...
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Selected Bibliography
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