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Surveys the life and work of the artist, discussing his impact on Impressionism, his technique, and his crtical reception during his lifetime
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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French
French art historian Cachin shows Edouard Manet as a Parisian aware of the social, political, and artistic events of the late 19th century. His painting is the bridge that spans the Romanticism of Gericault and Delacroix through the realism of Corot and Courbet to the Impressionists and the modern era. It is ironic that he was considered the "old man" of modern art, since he died at the age of 51 and most of the Impressionists lived into their 80s. The layout and presentation in this translation seem to borrow the techniques of a slideshow, with large-print excerpts, well-planned color reproductions, and photographs of people and scenes--all bringing the period to life, especially for nonspecialists. While not a catalog raisonne , the book provides 200 black-and-white photographs of principal works, followed by a detailed chronology that places annual events in the artist's life in historical context. There is also a brief bibliography. Part of a series on major artists, this book will be a welcome introduction in public and academic libraries.
-Ellen Bates, New York
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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