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(RESOLVED) What Style Did Manet Paint In?

Édouard Manet was the most important and influential artist to have heeded poet Charles Baudelaire’s call to artists to become painters of modern life 😊 Manet had an upper-class upbringing, but also led a bohemian life, and was driven to scandalize the French Salon public with his disregard for academic conventions and his strikingly modern images of urban life 😉 Long-standing associations with the Impressionists have been established 🙈 Manet was a significant influence on these artists and learned much from them. Recent years have seen critics acknowledge that he learned from his French counterparts, the Naturalism and Realism, as well as 17th-century Spanish paintings. His revolutionary ideas were based on his twin interests in Old Masters and modern Realism. [1]
Manet is best known for his painting, “Concert in the Tuileries Gardens,” also called “Music in the Tuileries”. Set up his easel in the open air While composing a trendy crowd of city dwellers, he had stood and waited for several hours. While some people thought the painting wasn’t finished, others were able to see what he was trying convey. His most well-known painting, “The Luncheon on the Grass,” was completed in 1863 and exhibited. The scene of two young men dressed and sitting alongside a female nude alarmed several of the jury members making selections for the annual Paris Salon, the official exhibit hosted by the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Paris. The jury refused to allow it to be shown due to their perceived indecency. Manet’s rejection was not the only reason. In fact, more than 4000 paintings were refused entry in that same year. In response, Napoleon III established the Salon des Refusés to exhibit some of those rejected works, including Manet’s submission. [2]
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Manet’s composition is known to be based upon Titian’s Venus of Urbino (1538), which was itself inspired by Giorgione’s Sleeping Venus (1510) The composition is nearly complete: the position of the young lady, the cushion that props her up and the drapery she wears underneath her right hand. Her left hand covers the pudenda while flagging it. Both nudes can look at viewers in very different ways. Titian’s goddess of love is captivating and invites you into her world. Manet’s Olympia on the other hand, who is a provocative and challenging figure, defends her victim. Manet replaced the dog, symbolizing fidelity, with a cat. Meanwhile, the maids behind are reduced to one. She is black and much more prominent in her elaborate look, which she weighed down in a bouquet, that vies with Olympia’s naked show. Manet says that flowers and cats are just as fascinating as the nude. Concerning the vertical trench that runs through the back of the Titian picture, and which forms a straight line on the sitter, Manet has shifted this enough to Olympia, to prevent it from falling plumb. (Thanks a lot to Tekeshia, Taian Shandong China, for these amazing insights). [3]
Image #3 He continues to say that the manet was influenced strongly by Edgar Degas (1834-1917), Henri Fantin­Latour (1836–1904) and many others. His modernist interpretation of the Old Masters made him less popular at the French Academy of Art. He was still highly respected by his work, subject matter, and innovative approach. The eye can mix colors optically by placing them side-by-side. Because his brushstrokes were fluid, parts of the canvas weren’t always completely covered. Critics criticized his work for being ‘unfinished’. Susan J. Modified (Modified by Susan J. [4]
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According to the professionals at canvas.saatchiart.comLuncheon on The Grass received a lot of criticism from the academic community due to its inaccuracy of perspective as well as the flatness and lack of colourr What the community hated the most was the unashamed and blatant nudity of the central figure – a prostitute – seated among recognizable gentleman figures, and staring directly at the viewer. This confrontation made viewers consider some of the more unpleasant realities in the world that they live in. Manet felt offended at the way his painting was received. The painting has clear classical references, including Raimondi’s engraving of the Judgement of Paris and Titian’s The Pastoral Concert. However, Manet’s painting lacked the heroics and passivity of these classical works of art, and instead caused the viewer immense discomfort. Last revised by Mena Rubin, Zhuzhou (China) 60 days ago [5]

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