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    Introduction John Singer Sargent and Edouard Manet were vastly different artists. Sargent preferred to paint in watercolor and he is best known for his realistic landscape paintings and portraits. One of his most famous watercolor landscapes is The Bridge of Sighs which depicts a street in Venice, Italy. Manet, on the other hand, preferred oil and often painted people. He is also famous for many works, including several with nude figures such as Le Déjeuner sur L’herbe (The Luncheon on the Grass)

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    Manet Much of the art of Manet reflects the developments going on in Paris in the 1860s and 1870s. The rebuilding of Paris was being supervised by Baron Haussman, as much of the old medieval centre of the city was being destroyed so that the new city could be rebuilt. In his book "The painting of modern life" TJ Clark argues that modern art of the 20th century evolves from the art produced by Manet during this period of great change in Paris. Manet's scenes of Parisian cafes, bars and streets

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    AA The Art of Edouard Manet The boundaries between aesthetic and perversion Manet’s early paintings such as “The Luncheon on the Grass” (Le déjeuner sur l’herbe) or “Olympia” clearly showcased his style in a way that hadn't been done before, which caused great controversies but also paved the way for one of the most famous art movements in history- Impressionism. Manet was also known for criticizing society through his paintings such as “Olympia” and “A Bar at the Folies-Bergere”, etc., which

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    Edouard Manet Numerous art historians believe that the birth of modern art can be traced back to Edouard Manet. Countless artists of note since Manet’s time have been influenced by the legacy he left behind. Manet completely deviated from the established artistic traditions, and invented a entirely new type of painting. He was thought to be the frontrunner of the avant-garde. He introduced two new features to painting that changed art forever; the adaptation of the image into a personal individual

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    color recalls the horror of the morgue,” (Bernheimer 256). Manet painted Meurent in the style of a still life from his perception, but Bernheimer’s harsh review expresses the refutal from the male society of Manet’s Olympia. The terrible responses to his painting upset Manet. However, some recognized Olympia as a masterpiece. A female critic, Emile Zola, remarked that “when other artists correct nature by painting Venus they lie. Manet asked himself why he should lie. Why not tell the truth?” (qtd

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    Summary of the Painting Olympia by Manet - "There is a long tradition of female nude represented in the most erotic, sensualist way." Dr. Tom Folland, "Édouard Manet, Olympia," in Smarthistory, December 9, 2015, accessed November 24, 2017, https://smarthistory.org/edouard-manet-olympia/. - Nude figure has been a part of Western traditional art. It has been used, especially in sculptures, drawings and paintings, to depict the beauty of human body, of both male and female. It is the expression of

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    Edouard Manet was known as the very first ‘modern’ artist in 19th-century, and a leading figure in the transition from realism to impressionism in the history of art. Born in 1832, he was recognised as a painter in his hometown in Paris. His artworks had influenced young artists during that era. The truth is that Manet painted virtually all of his pictures from everyday life situation. Therefore, his major works depicted Parisian social life at the end of 19th-century. People who were drinking,

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    Known as one of the most controversial artists in his time, Edouard Manet had suffered rejection and endured a great deal of adversity for his unconventional style and his choice of subjects in his paintings, barely-dressed women. When Manet’s “Olympia” was revealed in 1865, it shocked critics for its subject, a nude woman. The question I ask in this instance is, why was this painting in-particular seen so controversial and shocking?, What makes this painting so different to others that have come

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    Edouard Manets Bar at the Folies Bergere Edouard Manet’s Bar at the Folies Bergere was completed in 1882. This was to be the last major work Manet would complete before his death. The painting was intended for the Salon, and because of his recently awarded Legion of Honor, Manet could be sure this piece would be accepted. This painting would be considered from the impressionistic style. That Manet’s Bar is a masterpiece can hardly be argued, but the intent of the piece however is the

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    that in the nineteenth century (19th century) in which Manet revealed this painting it was at a time in which nude female images was viewed as objects of desire, voyeuristic, and subtle. With traditionally, the display of the female body was seen as more mythical such as goddess-like. For the typical male viewer, this provided comfort, freedom, and fantasy. Manet changed all this with his painting of The Luncheon on the Grass. First, Manet transformed the goddess-like image of the nude female

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