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Manet's 'Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe'



Part of Masterpieces of Western Painting

Paul Tucker, Anne McCauley, John House, Carol Armstrong, Nancy Locke, Marcia Pointon
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  • Date Published: April 1998
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521479844

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  • 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 interpretation. This book offers six different readings of the painting. Based on new ideas about its context, production, meaning, and reception, these essays, written specially for this volume by the leading scholars of French modern art, incorporate close examinations of its radical style and novel subject, relevant historical developments and archival material, as well as biographical evidence that prompts psychological inquiries. Shedding new light on the artist and the touchstone work of modernism, this title also introduces readers to current methodologies in art history and to the multiple ways that this complex painting can be framed.

    • Essays treating one of the most famous paintings in modern art
    • Combines a variety of art historical techniques
    • Joins published titles in the Masterpieces in Western Painting series
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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 1998
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521479844
    • length: 196 pages
    • dimensions: 227 x 152 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.27kg
    • availability: Available
  • 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.

  • Editor

    Paul Hayes Tucker, University of Massachusetts, Boston


    Paul Tucker, Anne McCauley, John House, Carol Armstrong, Nancy Locke, Marcia Pointon

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