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Realism and manet

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Cody Guillot

on 9 October 2013

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Transcript of Realism and manet

Early works
realism and Edouard Manet
Edouard Manet
what is realism?
birth: January 23rd, 1832
father did not support his painting career.
wanted him to be in the navy(failed exam)
studied at the school of Thomas Couture
different from most students
6 years there
marries Suzanne leenhoff
he contracted syphilis in 1883 and died in Paris
Edouard Manet was a realistic painter. he was part of a movement called realism in France

"Our modern renaissance begins with Edouard Manet" - Paul Cezanne
Realism depicts the world, its events, and people as they really are.
took place in France around 1880-1920
"unblemished depiction of nature or of contemporary life."
his early works of art were very realistic
prime examples of this movement (ex; Olympia, the Absinthe Drinker)
art form- paint
medium: oil on canvas
his early realistic art was clear paintings of everyday life.
his work was often seen as too realistic and scandalous (naked women, drunks, prostitutes)
Manet's beginning works were very realistic and depicted real life people and situations
the Absinthe Drinker
first try at success: paris salon 1859
rejected. it is a painting of a homeless man in Paris
denounced by his teacher
considered scandalous and unconventional
realism because it is a picture of a real life person that is plainly depicted
luncheon on the grass

this painting is realism because it is clear and definite pictures of everyday people.
considered very scandalous because of the fact that its a naked woman casually sitting with two clothed men.
"paint the truth, let them say what they will" -Edouard Manet
"I feel that every work must have something to say. otherwise, an artist shouldn't even bother."- Edouard Manet
bold direct brush strokes, simple shapes, and flat background.
considered outrageous
ordinary boy (street musician).. no background
looks like the boy is floating in air
The Fifer (1866)
"what can this Manet be thinking? the work is as flat as a playing card. and the boy is surrounded by nothing but air!" -19th century critic
The Transformstion
Manet's work eventually transformed into a more impressionist style
" Manets sour irritating colors attack the eye like steal saws; the shapes are complete blurs."- 19th century critic
less realistic paintings.
relatively small, thin, yet visible brush strokes,
emphasis on light and movement
what is impressionism?
olympia (1863)
modern remake of titians venus of urbino
clear depiction of realism.
clear and direct brush strokes. with flat background
a very realistic picture of an everyday woman
seen as scandalous and very conroversial

Dejeuner sur l' Herbe
Races at longchamp (1864)
gives the impression of a crowd
very thin and light brush strokes
Manets high point
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