An authoritative work on Edouard Manet, viewed by many as the father of modern painting.
Few artists have created as much controversy as Manet: his avant-garde work not only challenged the traditions of art, but also addressed society as a whole.
With his painting Olympia (1869), he was to become, to quote Degas, "as famous as Garibaldi."
Yet how the diffident son of a bourgeois family became the father of both realism and impressionism is a complex story that has too often been overlooked.
As Manet has rightly become recognized as a touchstone for historical change, his personal story has become all the more relevant to the study of art history.
This lavishly illustrated volume, presented in a handsome slipcase, offers a comprehensive study of the great master.
About the Author
James Rubin is professor of Art History at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and is widely known for his work on nineteenth-century French art. He has published on subjects from Realism through Post-Impressionism, especially on the artists Courbet, Manet and the Impressionists.
An authoritative work on Manet--viewed by many as the true father of modern painting--who was a controversial figure during his lifetime and still is today.
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 16th November 2010
Dimensions (cm): 29.2 x 29.3 x 4.7
Weight (kg): 3.34