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Manet: The Still Life Paintings by George L. Mauner, Musee D'Orsay, Walters Art Gallery, Henri Loyrette

Of 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 Mus�e d'Orsay in Paris, is the first major book to focus on this crucial aspect of Manet's 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 Mus�e d'Orsay, 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 R�union des Mus�es Nationaux/Mus�e d'Orsay, Paris.

Author Biography: George Mauner is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Art History at Pennsylvania State University and is an authority on 19th-century art.

Henri Loyrette is the director of the Mus�e d'Orsay, Paris, one of the world's major repositories of Impressionist art.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780810943919
Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date: 02/28/2001
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 9.37(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.00(d)

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