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Manet
 

Manet

By Brodskaya, Nathalia

Manet is one of the most famous artists from the second half of the nineteenth century linked to the impressionists, although he was not really one of them. He had great influence on French painting partly because of the choice he made for his subjects from everyday life, the use... of pure colours, and his fast and free technique. He made, in his own work, the transition between Courbet's Realism and the work of the impressionists. Born a high bourgeois, he chose to become a painter after failing the entry to the Marine School. He studied with Thomas Couture, an Academic painter, but it was thanks to the numerous travels he made around Europe from 1852 that he started to find out what would become his own style. His first paintings were mostly portraits and genre scenes, inspired by his love for Spanish masters like Velazquez and Goya. In 1863 he presented his masterpiece Luncheon on the Grass at the Salon des Refuses. His work started a fight between the defenders of Academic art and the young "refuses" artists. Manet became the leader of this new generation of artists. From 1864, the official Salon accepted his paintings, still provoking loud protests over works such as Olympia in 1865. In 1866, the writer Zola wrote an article defending Manet's work. At that time, Manet was friends with all the future great impressionist masters: Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Auguste Renoir, Alfred Sisley, Camille Pissarro and Paul Cezanne, and he influenced their work, even though he cannot strictly be counted as one of them. In 1874 indeed, he refused to present his paintings in the First Impressionist Exhibition. His last appearance in the official Salon was in 1882 with A Bar at the Folies-Bergere, one of his most famous works. Suffering from gangrene during the year 1883, he painted flower still-lifes until he became too weak to work. He died leaving behind a great number of drawings and paintings.
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ISBN 9781780420295
Published 1 Jul 2011
Publisher Parkstone International
Availabilty Not yet available in NZ
Series Mega Square

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ISBN-13 9781780420295
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Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Parkstone International
Imprint Parkstone International
Released 1 Jul 2011
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
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Author(s) By Brodskaya, Nathalia
Series Mega Square
Category Individual Artists
Industrial / Commercial Art & Design
Number of Pages 256
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Dewey Code 759.409034
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NBS Text Fine Arts / Art History
ONIX Text General/trade

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