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Creator of the first truly "modern" paintings
Manet was constantly attacked by the art critics of his day
while pursuing a life-long quest for recognition by the very establishment that rejected his work. This beautifully illustrated and highly readable book explores the genius of Manet
and the paradox of his life and art.Edouard Manet came from a wealthy family
and was described by his friends as "the perfect gentleman". As a young man
he frequented the fashionable cafs of his native Paris
from which he drew the inspiration for many of his paintings. His choice of contemporary subjects
together with his bold handling of paint and his rejection of the artistic conventions of his day
caused his work to be savagely condemned by the all-powerful academics of the Paris Salon. In modern times
however
Manet has been recognized as one of the greatest of all French artists.Illustrated with the artist's most important paintings and contemporary drawings and photographs
Manet charts the development of his work from his student days to his death.Supports the National Curricula for England
Wales
Scotland
and Northern Ireland

Manet - Patricia Wright

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Title
Manet
Author
Patricia Wright
format
Hardback
Publisher
DK Children
Language
English
UK Publication Date
19980917

Creator of the first truly "modern" paintings
Manet was constantly attacked by the art critics of his day
while pursuing a life-long quest for recognition by the very establishment that rejected his work. This beautifully illustrated and highly readable book explores the genius of Manet
and the paradox of his life and art.Edouard Manet came from a wealthy family
and was described by his friends as "the perfect gentleman". As a young man
he frequented the fashionable cafs of his native Paris
from which he drew the inspiration for many of his paintings. His choice of contemporary subjects
together with his bold handling of paint and his rejection of the artistic conventions of his day
caused his work to be savagely condemned by the all-powerful academics of the Paris Salon. In modern times
however
Manet has been recognized as one of the greatest of all French artists.Illustrated with the artist's most important paintings and contemporary drawings and photographs
Manet charts the development of his work from his student days to his death.Supports the National Curricula for England
Wales
Scotland
and Northern Ireland

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Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Painters - France - Biography - Juvenile literature.|Painting, French - Juvenile literature.|Painting, French - 19th century - Juvenile literature.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
64

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