Manet and Modern Beauty

Manet and Modern Beauty

Often dismissed as too pretty and superficial by critics, these later works reflect Manet’s elegant social world, propose a radical new alignment of modern art with fashionable femininity, and record the artist’s unapologetic embrace of ...

Author: Gloria Groom

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 9781606066041

Category: Art

Page: 400

View: 436

This stunning examination of the last years of Édouard Manet's life and career is the first book to explore the transformation of his style and subject matter in the 1870s and early 1880s. The name Manet often evokes the provocative, heroically scaled pictures he painted in the 1860s for the Salon, but in the late 1870s and early 1880s the artist produced quite a different body of work: stylish portraits of actresses and demimondaines, luscious still lifes, delicate pastels, intimate watercolors, and impressionistic scenes of suburban gardens and Parisian cafés. Often dismissed as too pretty and superficial by critics, these later works reflect Manet’s elegant social world, propose a radical new alignment of modern art with fashionable femininity, and record the artist’s unapologetic embrace of beauty and visual pleasure in the face of death. Featuring nearly three hundred illustrations and nine fascinating essays by established and emerging Manet specialists, a technical analysis of the late Salon painting Jeanne (Spring), a selection of the artist’s correspondence, a chronology, and more, Manet and Modern Beauty brings a diverse range of approaches to bear on a little-studied area of this major artist’s oeuvre.
Categories: Art

Monet oder Der Triumph des Impressionismus nos 1 968

Monet  oder  Der Triumph des Impressionismus  nos  1 968

This four-volume work contains all of Monet's 2000 pictures, as well as almost 100 rediscovered canvases.

Author: Daniel Wildenstein


ISBN: 3822887250

Category: Impressionism (Art)

Page: 1060

View: 376

This four-volume work contains all of Monet's 2000 pictures, as well as almost 100 rediscovered canvases. The first volume acts as an introduction to Monet's life, and the others present his complete work in chronological, historical and scientific terms.
Categories: Impressionism (Art)

On Modern Beauty

On Modern Beauty

In this insightful book, Richard R. Brettell, one of the leading authorities on Impressionism and French art of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, dares to confront the concept of modern beauty head-on.

Author: Richard R. Brettell

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 9781606066072

Category: Art

Page: 116

View: 512

A thought-provoking examination of beauty using three works of art by Manet, Gauguin, and Cézanne. As the discipline of art history has moved away from connoisseurship, the notion of beauty has become increasingly problematic. Both culturally and personally subjective, the term is difficult to define and nearly universally avoided. In this insightful book, Richard R. Brettell, one of the leading authorities on Impressionism and French art of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, dares to confront the concept of modern beauty head-on. This is not a study of aesthetic philosophy, but rather a richly contextualized look at the ambitions of specific artists and artworks at a particular time and place. Brettell shapes his manifesto around three masterworks from the collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum: Édouard Manet’s Jeanne (Spring), Paul Gauguin’s Arii Matamoe (The Royal End), and Paul Cézanne’s Young Italian Woman at a Table. The provocative discussion reveals how each of these exceptional paintings, though depicting very different subjects—a fashionable actress, a preserved head, and a weary working woman—enacts a revolutionary, yet enduring, icon of beauty.
Categories: Art

Reading Fashion in Art

Reading Fashion in Art

... and Happiness,” in Manet and Modern Beauty: The Artist's Last Years, edited
by Scott Allan, Emily A. Benny, and Gloria Groom (Los Angeles: Getty
Publications, 2019), 1. 5. Although Hughes was described as a “rising star” in
artistic circles ...

Author: Ingrid E. Mida

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350032736

Category: Design

Page: 224

View: 339

Dress and fashion are central to our understanding of art. From the stylization of the body to subtle textile embellishments and richly symbolic colors, dress tells a story and provides clues as to the cultural beliefs of the time in which artworks were produced. This concise and accessible book provides a step-by-step guide to analysing dress in art, including paintings, photographs, drawings and art installations. The first section of the book includes an introduction to visual analysis and explains how to 'read' fashion and dress in an artwork using the checklists. The second section offers case studies which demonstrate how artworks can be analysed from the point of view of key themes including status and identity, modernity, ideals of beauty, gender, race, globalization and politics. The book includes iconic as well as lesser known works of art, including work by Elisabeth Vigée le Brun, Thomas Gainsborough, James Jacques Tissot, Marcel Duchamp and Man Ray, Yinka Shonibare, Mickalene Thomas, Kent Monkman and many others. Reading Fashion in Art is the perfect text for students of fashion coming to art history for the first time as well as art history students studying dress in art and will be an essential handbook for any gallery visitor. The step-by-step methodology helps the reader learn to look at any work of art that includes the dressed or undressed body and confidently develop a critical analysis of what they see.
Categories: Design

Beauty and Art

Beauty and Art

Manet's 14 Bar at the Folies—Bergere [96] can be seen as a brilliant inter—
vention into the aesthetic tradition we have ... Manet's picture shows us what
modern beauty might look like; it challenges us to make thejudgement oftaste
about a ...

Author: Elizabeth Prettejohn

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191516511

Category: Art

Page: 224

View: 340

What do we mean when we call a work of art `beautiful`? How have artists responded to changing notions of the beautiful? Which works of art have been called beautiful, and why? Fundamental and intriguing questions to artists and art lovers, but ones that are all too often ignored in discussions of art today. Prettejohn argues that we simply cannot afford to ignore these questions. Charting over two hundred years of western art, she illuminates the vital relationship between our changing notions of beauty and specific works of art, from the works of Kauffman to Whistler, Ingres to Rossetti, Cézanne to Jackson Pollock, and concludes with a challenging question for the future: why should we care about beauty in the twenty-first century?
Categories: Art

Posing Modernity

Posing Modernity

These and other works by the artist are set in dialogue with the urbane "New Negro" portraiture style with which Harlem Renaissance artists including Charles Alston and Laura Wheeler Waring defied racial stereotypes.

Author: Denise Murrell


ISBN: 0300229062


Page: 224

View: 994

An ambitious and revelatory investigation of the black female figure in modern art, tracing the legacy of Manet through to contemporary art This revelatory study investigates how changing modes of representing the black female figure were foundational to the development of modern art. Posing Modernity examines the legacy of Édouard Manet's Olympia (1863), arguing that this radical painting marked a fitfully evolving shift toward modernist portrayals of the black figure as an active participant in everyday life rather than as an exotic "other." Denise Murrell explores the little-known interfaces between the avant-gardists of nineteenth-century Paris and the post-abolition community of free black Parisians. She traces the impact of Manet's reconsideration of the black model into the twentieth century and across the Atlantic, where Henri Matisse visited Harlem jazz clubs and later produced transformative portraits of black dancers as icons of modern beauty. These and other works by the artist are set in dialogue with the urbane "New Negro" portraiture style with which Harlem Renaissance artists including Charles Alston and Laura Wheeler Waring defied racial stereotypes. The book concludes with a look at how Manet's and Matisse's depictions influenced Romare Bearden and continue to reverberate in the work of such global contemporary artists as Faith Ringgold, Aimé Mpane, Maud Sulter, and Mickalene Thomas, who draw on art history to explore its multiple voices. Featuring over 175 illustrations and profiles of several models, Posing Modernity illuminates long-obscured figures and proposes that a history of modernism cannot be complete until it examines the vital role of the black female muse within it.

Delphi Complete Works of douard Manet Illustrated

Delphi Complete Works of   douard Manet  Illustrated

This volume presents Manet’s complete paintings in beautiful detail, with concise introductions, hundreds of high quality images and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * The complete paintings of Édouard Manet — over 300 ...

Author: Édouard Manet

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN: 9781786564993

Category: Art

Page: 1648

View: 214

The French painter Édouard Manet, often associated with the Impressionists, broke new ground by defying traditional techniques of representation and by choosing contemporary subjects of Parisian life. His ‘Déjeuner sur l’herbe’ and ‘Olympia’ sparked public outcries, while inspiring a new generation of artists to embark on a new focus on modern, urban subjects, winning for Manet a pivotal place in the history of modern art. Delphi’s Masters of Art Series presents the world’s first digital e-Art books, allowing readers to explore the works of great artists in comprehensive detail. This volume presents Manet’s complete paintings in beautiful detail, with concise introductions, hundreds of high quality images and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * The complete paintings of Édouard Manet — over 300 paintings, fully indexed and arranged in chronological and alphabetical order * Includes reproductions of rare works * Features a special ‘Highlights’ section, with concise introductions to the masterpieces, giving valuable contextual information * Enlarged ‘Detail’ images, allowing you to explore Manet’s celebrated works in detail, as featured in traditional art books * Hundreds of images in colour – highly recommended for viewing on tablets and smart phones or as a valuable reference tool on more conventional eReaders * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the paintings * Easily locate the paintings you wish to view * Includes Manet's pastels - explore the artist’s varied works * Features two bonus biographical pieces on the artist - discover Manet's artistic and personal life * Scholarly ordering of plates into chronological order Please visit to browse through our range of exciting e-Art books CONTENTS: The Highlights THE ABSINTHE DRINKER MUSIC IN THE TUILERIES GARDEN LE DÉJEUNER SUR L’HERBE OLYMPIA THE FIFER THE EXECUTION OF THE EMPEROR MAXIMILIAN OF MEXICO PORTRAIT OF ÉMILE ZOLA THE BALCONY THE READING BERTHE MORISOT THE RAILWAY ARGENTEUIL BOATING NANA THE WAITRESS SELF-PORTRAIT WITH PALETTE AT PÈRE LATHUILLE’S PORTRAT OF HENRI ROCHEFORT A BAR AT THE FOLIES-BERGÈRE The Paintings and Pastels MANET’S PAINTINGS AND PASTELS ALPHABETICAL LIST OF ARTWORKS The Biographical Pieces ÉDOUARD MANET: HIS WORK, HIS INFLUENCE by Camille Mauclair ÉDOUARD MANET by Willard Huntington Wright Please visit to browse through our range of exciting titles or to buy the whole Art series as a Super Set
Categories: Art





ISBN: OCLC:1076115810


Page: 50

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Terrible Beauty A Cultural History of the Twentieth Century

Terrible Beauty  A Cultural History of the Twentieth Century

Tonight will be the red-letter night in the history not only of American art but of all
modern art. ... The Armory Show was in fact the third great exhibition of the
prewar years to introduce the revolutionary painting being produced in Paris to
other countries. ... Fry's show began with Edouard Manet (the last 'old masterly'
painter, yet the first of the moderns), then leapt to Paul Cézanne, Vincent Van
Gogh, and ...

Author: Peter Watson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781780226736

Category: Philosophy

Page: 848

View: 637

A history of the twentieth century which covers all the ideas, people, great events, literary and artistic movements, scientific discoveries which have shaped the twentieth century. Terrible Beauty presents a unique narrative of the twentieth century. Unlike more conventional histories, where the focus is on political events and personalities, on wars, treaties and elections, this book concentrates on the ideas that made the century so rich, rewarding and provocative. Beginning with four seminal ideas which were introduced in 1900 - the unconscious, the gene, the quantum and Picasso's first paintings in Paris - the book brings together the main areas of thought and juxtaposes the most original and influential ideas of our time in an immensely readable narrative. From the creation of plastic to Norman Mailer, from the discovery of the 'Big Bang' to the Counterculture, from Relativity to Susan Sontag, from Proust to Salman Rushdie, and Henri Bergson to Saul Bellow, the book's range is encyclopedic. We meet in these pages the other twentieth century, the writers, the artists, the scientists and philosophers who were not cowed by the political and military disasters raging around them, and produced some of the most amazing and rewarding ideas by which we live. Terrible Beauty, endlessly stimulating and provocative, affirms that there was much more to the twentieth century than war and genocide.
Categories: Philosophy

Modern Europe

Modern Europe

T he works reproduced in the first half of this book— dating roughly from the
years 1860 to 1890—gave rise to the most ... Ironically, Manet, more than any
other modern artist, exploited the work of earlier painters in the creation of his
own pictures. ... of what a recent writer calls the “paradox of perception”—-areas
of painterly description where the illusion dissipates, ... Manet exaggerated this
trait until it became an end in itself: the beautiful, broad sheets of color (such as,
for example, ...

Author: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 9780870994579

Category: Art

Page: 158

View: 402

"This volume presents a selection from the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art of the best examples of Impressionism and its heritage, from the classically influenced but radically new works of Manet and Degas to the high Impressionism of Monet and Pissaro; from the work of Cezanne, who attempted to return to painting the weight and solidity abandoned by his colleagues, to the emotive distortions of Van Gogh's portraits and landscapes; from the exoticism of Gauguin, Redon, and Rousseau to the Expressionist visions of Soutine, Munch, Grosz, and Beckmann. Cubism- in which conventional representation began to disappear- is seen in masterpieces by Picasso, Braque, and Villon, and the emerging abstraction of the early twentieth century in works by Kandinsky and Kupka. In addition to reproducing the work of these influential artists, Modern Europe shows the continuing dialogue between the fine and applied arts, presenting an unusually broad picture of the artists and craftsmen of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in some one hundred and forty works of art in every genre and medium."--Page 2 of cover.
Categories: Art

Icons of Beauty Art Culture and the Image of Women 2 volumes

Icons of Beauty  Art  Culture  and the Image of Women  2 volumes

What gives beauty such fascinating power?

Author: Lindsay J. Bosch

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: 9780313081569

Category: Social Science

Page: 746

View: 657

What gives beauty such fascinating power? Why is beauty so easy to recognize but so hard to define? Across cultures and continents and over the centuries the standards of beauty have changed but the desire to portray beauty, to praise beauty, and to possess beauty has never diminished. Icons of Beauty offers an enthralling overview of the most revered icons of female beauty in world art from pre-history to the present. From images of Eve to Cindy Sherman's self-portraits, from Cleopatra to Madonna, from ancient goddesses to modern celebrities, this interdisciplinary set offers fresh insight as to how we can use perceptions of beauty to learn about world cultures, both past and present. Each chapter looks at an individual work of art to pose a question about the power of beauty. What makes beauty modern? What is the influence of celebrities? How do women portray their own beauty in a different manner than men? In-depth profiles of the icons reveal how specific ideas about beauty were developed and expressed, offering a full analysis of their history, cultural significance, and lasting influence. In addition to renowned works of art, Icons of Beauty also looks at icons in literature, film, politics, and contemporary entertainment. Interdisciplinary and multicultural in its approach, chapters inside this set also feature sidebars on provocative topics and issues, such as foot binding and body adornment; myths and practices; opinions and interpretations; and even related films, songs, and even comic book characters. Generously illustrated, this rich set encompasses history, politics, society, women's studies, and art history, making it an indispensable resource for high school and college students as well as general readers.
Categories: Social Science

After the Beautiful

After the Beautiful

... that in Manet's pictures of the 1860s and beyond, the hard-won discoveries of
modern painting since the Renaissance— ... decisive happened in the history of
art around Manet which set painting and the other arts upon a new course” (
1999b, 10), ... Contrastingly, Michael Fried has demonstrated the extraordinary
extent of Manet's involvement with and citation of the great art of the past, but he
goes on ...

Author: Robert B. Pippin

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226079523

Category: Philosophy

Page: 184

View: 905

In his Berlin lectures on fine art, Hegel argued that art involves a unique form of aesthetic intelligibility—the expression of a distinct collective self-understanding that develops through historical time. Hegel’s approach to art has been influential in a number of different contexts, but in a twist of historical irony Hegel would die just before the most radical artistic revolution in history: modernism. In After the Beautiful, Robert B. Pippin, looking at modernist paintings by artists such as Édouard Manet and Paul Cézanne through Hegel’s lens, does what Hegel never had the chance to do. While Hegel could never engage modernist painting, he did have an understanding of modernity, and in it, art—he famously asserted—was “a thing of the past,” no longer an important vehicle of self-understanding and no longer an indispensable expression of human meaning. Pippin offers a sophisticated exploration of Hegel’s position and its implications. He also shows that had Hegel known how the social institutions of his day would ultimately fail to achieve his own version of genuine equality, a mutuality of recognition, he would have had to explore a different, new role for art in modernity. After laying this groundwork, Pippin goes on to illuminate the dimensions of Hegel’s aesthetic approach in the path-breaking works of Manet, the “grandfather of modernism,” drawing on art historians T. J. Clark and Michael Fried to do so. He concludes with a look at Cézanne, the “father of modernism,” this time as his works illuminate the relationship between Hegel and the philosopher who would challenge Hegel’s account of both modernity and art—Martin Heidegger. Elegantly inter-weaving philosophy and art history, After the Beautiful is a stunning reassessment of the modernist project. It gets at the core of the significance of modernism itself and what it means in general for art to have a history. Ultimately, it is a testament, via Hegel, to the distinctive philosophical achievements of modernist art in the unsettled, tumultuous era we have inherited.
Categories: Philosophy

Queer Beauty

Queer Beauty

(As an art historian, Justi specialized in the painting of the realists of the Spanish
Baroque, chiefly Diego Velázquez, whose work was admired and emulated by
Manet.) Of course, Winckelmann's official prescription that modern artists should

Author: Whitney Davis

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231519557

Category: Philosophy

Page: 416

View: 861

The pioneering work of Johann Winckelmann (1717-1768) identified a homoerotic appreciation of male beauty in classical Greek sculpture, a fascination that had endured in Western art since the Greeks. Yet after Winckelmann, the value (even the possibility) of art's queer beauty was often denied. Several theorists, notably the philosopher Immanuel Kant, broke sexual attraction and aesthetic appreciation into separate or dueling domains. In turn, sexual desire and aesthetic pleasure had to be profoundly rethought by later writers. Whitney Davis follows how such innovative thinkers as John Addington Symonds, Michel Foucault, and Richard Wollheim rejoined these two domains, reclaiming earlier insights about the mutual implication of sexuality and aesthetics. Addressing texts by Arthur Schopenhauer, Charles Darwin, Oscar Wilde, Vernon Lee, and Sigmund Freud, among many others, Davis criticizes modern approaches, such as Kantian idealism, Darwinism, psychoanalysis, and analytic aesthetics, for either reducing aesthetics to a question of sexuality or for removing sexuality from the aesthetic field altogether. Despite these schematic reductions, sexuality always returns to aesthetics, and aesthetic considerations always recur in sexuality. Davis particularly emphasizes the way in which philosophies of art since the late eighteenth century have responded to nonstandard sexuality, especially homoeroticism, and how theories of nonstandard sexuality have drawn on aesthetics in significant ways. Many imaginative and penetrating critics have wrestled productively, though often inconclusively and "against themselves," with the aesthetic making of sexual life and new forms of art made from reconstituted sexualities. Through a critique that confronts history, philosophy, science, psychology, and dominant theories of art and sexuality, Davis challenges privileged types of sexual and aesthetic creation imagined in modern culture-and assumed today.
Categories: Philosophy

Modern Theories of Art 2

Modern Theories of Art 2

Two years later, another unsigned review of an exhibition of French painting
continued in the same vein. Here Manet's painting was adduced as an example
of the school of French painting “we should prefer to call coarse and ... One of
these was their simple enjoyment of unusual but beautiful color combinations.

Author: Moshe Barasch

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814739488

Category: Art

Page: 401

View: 771

In this volume, the third in his classic series of texts surveying the history of art theory, Moshe Barasch traces the hidden patterns and interlocking themes in the study of art, from Impressionism to Abstract Art. Barasch details the immense social changes in the creation, presentation, and reception of art which have set the history of art theory on a vertiginous new course: the decreased relevance of workshops and art schools; the replacement of the treatise by the critical review; and the interrelation of new modes of scientific inquiry with artistic theory and praxis. The consequent changes in the ways in which critics as well as artists conceptualized paintings and sculptures were radical, marked by an obsession with intense, immediate sensory experiences, psychological reflection on the effects of art, and a magnetic pull to the exotic and alien, making for the most exciting and fertile period in the history of art criticism.
Categories: Art

Modern Theories of Art From impressionism to Kandinsky

Modern Theories of Art  From impressionism to Kandinsky

Two years later, another unsigned review of an exhibition of French painting
continued in the same vein. Here Manet's painting was adduced as an example
of the school of French painting “we should prefer to call coarse and ... One of
these was their simple enjoyment of unusual but beautiful color combinations.

Author: Moshe Barasch

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814712726

Category: Art

Page: 390

View: 363

"Bill Orr has produced a handy compendium of statistics, with cogent explanations, on the world economy in the 1990s. National incomes, output, trade, asset markets, debt, foreign aid and population are presented by nation, region and level of development. As a tool, it belongs in the office, study, or newsroom next to the dictionary, and the atlas." --Charles P. Kindleberger, Professor of Economics, Emeritus Massachusetts Institute of Technology The Global Economy in the 90s provides a broad statistical guide for all of us in an era of increasing international interdependence: a much-needed contribution. --Alfred J. Malabre, Jr., author of Within Our Means "Talk about timely! Like a light in the dark swamp of geo- political-governmental charts, graphs, and tables. [Orr] is there standing over your shoulder, showing you how he interprets each and every graph, and before you know it, you've got your calculator out, and you start to see things that you never saw before. It's addictive. No boring textbook, this book is a masterfully navigated experience through a very confusing jungle. Orr has taken the statistics from dozens of sources and recast them into graphs that are so easy to read. Try it yourself, open the book anywhere. This is a real gem." &#;Richard Barnaby, C.P.A., C.D.P.President, Business Support Services, Inc.Software for the Petroleum Trading Industry The Global Economy in the 1990s presents, in one comprehensive volume, essential facts and analyses of all aspects of an increasingly integrated global economy. Filled with hundreds of lively graphs that reveal trends and relationships, hundreds of tables that provide concrete numbers for individual research, and succinct short essays that put each facet of economic activity in its global context, this invaluable reference is derived and enhanced from over 20 official sources--including the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, GATT, United Nations, the U.S. Federal Reserve System, the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, and the European Community.
Categories: Art



Portraying Life Édouard Manet Toledo Museum of Art, Royal Academy of Arts (
Great Britain) ... adopting a format that Manet was to employ extensively in the
series of pastel portraits of beautiful, fashionably dressed women that he ... was
started in the early summer of 1870, a year after Manet had undertaken the
equally monumental portrait of Eva Gonzales (Cat. ... with Baudelaire's definition
of the modern as proclaimed through the latest fashions (Paul Valéry, in Paris
1932, pp. xiv.

Author: Édouard Manet

Publisher: Royal Academy of Arts

ISBN: IND:30000147200749

Category: Exhibitions

Page: 213

View: 477

Today, it seems astonishing that the work of Edouard Manet (1832-83), the master French painter, was controversial in his day. His subversive handling of both paint and subject matter, coupled with his detached gaze, shocked contemporaries--but established him as the father of modern painting. This remarkable book, published to accompany an important traveling exhibition, explores the artist's stylistic evolution in the context of his portraiture.
Categories: Exhibitions

Arno Art Studies American Modern

Arno Art Studies  American  Modern

The years following the War of 1870 were particularly difficult ones , not only for
Monet but for all painters of the ... From 1901 to 1904 he made several visits to
London where he painted a series of views of the Thames , and a few years later
he went to Venice to paint a similar ... Among the flowers of his garden and his
beloved Japanese prints Monet lived a peaceful and beautiful old age at Giverny

Author: Helen Parker


ISBN: OSU:32435021058540

Category: Painters


View: 881

Categories: Painters

Romantic Desire in Post modern Art and Philosophy

Romantic Desire in  Post modern Art and Philosophy

And in keeping with this, a comic strip that combines an exciting love story with
beautiful pictures is worth a novel by Nabokov; these ... a beautiful soccer match,
a ballet by Pina Bausch; a great couturier, Manet, Picasso, or Michelangelo;
contemporary opera — "about ... repetitive music of Phillip Glass is these days
only with difficulty distinguishable from the mindless repetitions found in the hit

Author: Jos De Mul

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791442179

Category: Philosophy

Page: 315

View: 623

In this erudite and wide-ranging discussion of postmodernism and romanticism in twentieth-century art and philosophy, Jos de Mul sheds a fascinating light on the ambivalent character of our present culture, which oscillates between modern enthusiasm and postmodern irony. Along the way, he engages the work of such thinkers as Nietzsche, Freud, Heidegger, Habermas, Lacan, Barthes, and Derrida; visual artists Magritte and Stella; poets Georg and Coleridge; and composers Schonberg, Cage, and Reich, among others, providing a sort of intellectual history of Romantic, Modernist, and Postmodernist "tempers."
Categories: Philosophy



Each volume in this new series offers an in-depth exploration of one major work in MoMA's collection.

Author: Ann Temkin

Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art

ISBN: 9780870708305

Category: Art

Page: 47

View: 486

Each volume in this new series offers an in-depth exploration of one major work in MoMA's collection. Through a lively illustrated essay by a MoMA curator that examines the work in detail, the publication delves into aspects of the artist's oeuvre and places the work in a broader social and arthistorical context.
Categories: Art

Edouard Manet

Edouard Manet

... Gardens , 1867 1846 in a report on that year's Salon , Baudelaire mentions the
“ heroism of modern life , " the " modern beauty ... the underground passageways
of a large city ” – all topics that were still waiting to be given artistic expression .

Author: Hajo Düchting


ISBN: 3791314459

Category: Painting

Page: 128

View: 113

Transforming fleeting visual impressions of atmosphere and light into a web of shimmering colors, Manet's eye concentrates on the motif, on the figure in its individuality, the essence of which he was able to capture with a few adroit brushstrokes.
Categories: Painting