Manet/Velazquez: The French Taste for Spanish Painting

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This illustrated book accompanies a groundbreaking exhibition - the first of such scale and depth to be organized around this subject - that traces the roots of Modernism in mid-nineteenth-century French Realism. In 1804, at the dawn of the French Empire, there were no more than a handful of Spanish paintings in public collections in France. During the course of the nineteenth century, however, French collectors and museums assembled substantial holdings of works by such Spanish masters as El Greco, Zurbaran, ...
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This illustrated book accompanies a groundbreaking exhibition - the first of such scale and depth to be organized around this subject - that traces the roots of Modernism in mid-nineteenth-century French Realism. In 1804, at the dawn of the French Empire, there were no more than a handful of Spanish paintings in public collections in France. During the course of the nineteenth century, however, French collectors and museums assembled substantial holdings of works by such Spanish masters as El Greco, Zurbaran, Velazquez, Murillo, and Goya, while French writers and artists - among them Hugo and Baudelaire, Gericault, Delacroix, Millet, Courbet, Degas, and especially Manet - came to understand, appreciate, and even emulate Spanish painting of the Golden Age. Here approximately two hundred works by French and Spanish artists chart the development of this cultural influence and map a fascinating shift in the paradigm of painting, from Idealism to Realism, from Italy to Spain, from Renaissance to Baroque. Above all, these images demonstrate how direct contact with Spanish painting fired the imagination of nineteenth-century French artists and brought about the triumph of Realism in the 1860s, and with it a foundation for modern art.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781588390400
  • Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Publication date: 2/1/2003
  • Pages: 592

Table of Contents

Curators of the Exhibition
Directors' Foreword
Sponsor's Statement
Acknowledgments
List of Lenders
Contributors to the Catalogue
Raphael Replaced: The Triumph of Spanish Painting in France 3
The Discovery of the Spanish School in France 67
Seville's Artistic Heritage during the French Occupation 93
The Origins of the Museo del Prado 115
Goya and France 139
Goya and the French Romantics 161
The Galerie Espagnole of Louis-Philippe 175
From Ziegler to Courbet: Painting, Art Criticism, and the Spanish Trope under Louis-Philippe 191
Manet and Spain 203
American Artists' Taste for Spanish Painting 259
A Legacy of Spanish Art for America: Archer M. Huntington and The Hispanic Society of America 307
App. 1 Nineteenth-Century French Copies after Spanish Old Masters 327
App. 2 The Dresden Remains of the Galerie Espagnole: A Fresh Look (at the) Back 343
Chronology 353
Catalogue: Spanish Artists (1-90) 407
Catalogue: French Artists (91-199) 467
Catalogue: American Artists (200-226) 521
Bibliography 543
Index 577
Photograph Credits 592
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