Manet's 'Le Dejeuner sur l'herbe' / Edition 1

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Overview

Edouard Manet's controversial painting "Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe" is one of the best known images in French art. The subject of critical analysis for more than a century, it still defies singular interpretations. These essays, written specially for this volume by the leading scholars of French modern art, therefore offer six different readings of the painting, incorporating close examinations of its radical style and novel subject, relevant historical developments and archival material, as well as biographical evidence that prompts psychological inquiries.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521479844
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/1998
  • Series: Masterpieces of Western Painting Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 196
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Making sense of Edouard Manet's Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe Paul Tucker; 2. Sex and the salon: defining art and immorality in 1863 Anne McCauley; 3. Manet and the de-moralised viewer John House; 4. To paint, to point, to pose: Manet's Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe, Carol Armstrong; 5. Manet's Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe as a family romance Nancy Locke; 6. The fascination with this rendez-vous does not diminish Marcia Pointon.

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