Manet: The Still Life Paintings by George MaunerOf all the paintings by the Impressionist master Edouard Manet, nearly one-fifth are still lifes, a genre the artist himself considered the touchstone of painting. This sumptuous volume, published to accompany a landmark exhibition at the Walters Art Gallery in Baltimore and at the Musee dOrsay in Paris, is the first major book to focus on this crucial aspect of Manets work.Throughout his career, and especially later in his life, Manet devoted considerable energy to still lifes, producing oils, watercolors, and prints that unite exuberant personal expression with a flawless mastery of light and detail. With informative text, including an enlightening essay by Henri Loyrette, director of the Musee dOrsay, Manet: The Still-Life Paintings features lush, full-page colorplates as well as full-bleed details of what some critics consider the finest examples of still-life painting ever executed.
The exhibition this book accompanies has been organized by the American Federation of Arts and the Reunion des Musees Nationaux/Musee dOrsay, Paris.
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Using still life to suspend time and focus on light, Manet broke with academic themes and traditions of perspective to presage Impressionism and usher in a new way of painting. This catalog for an Henri Loyrette, president director of the Louvre Museum, was previously director of the Musee d'Orsay Loyrette has published articles and books on century art and has presided over many exhibitions focusing on the Impressionistst. Allard has also published a book on Paris in Laurence des Cars is curator at the Musee d'Orsay.
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Edouard Manet French. This work has always been thought to belong to the group of floral still lifes that Manet painted in the mids and, hence, to be contemporary with the Museum's Peonies However, the thick application of paint and warm palette suggest a date of about As such, this may well be Manet's earliest flower painting. Not on view.
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Further enliven-ing the composition is the placement of the carp, which offsets the strong diagonal of the other elements. Manet never submitted his still lifes to the official French Salon but rather sold them through the burgeoning network of art galleries in Paris and gave them to friends. Manzi, Paris by until at least [see Paris and Paris ]. Alfred Chatain, Chicago, ca. John W. Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge.