Manet and the Sea

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  • Copyright: 2003-10-11
  • Publisher: Yale University Press

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Edouard Manet (1832-1883) was passionate about the sea. Before becoming a painter, he spent six months at sea, and, like many Europeans of his era, he took numerous seaside holidays. Manet made his public debut as a marine painter at the Paris Salon of 1864 with The Battle of the U.S.S. "Kearsarge" and the C.S.S. "Alabama," his dramatic depiction of a U.S. Civil War naval battle off the coast of France, and he continued to paint seascapes throughout his career. These extraordinary works clearly reflect his intimate knowledge of and love for maritime vessels and the sea. Manet and the Sea is the first book to highlight the French master's beautiful and varied seascapes. Essays by leading scholars discuss how Manet completely overturned the established academic conventions of marine painting in France. His provocative approach was equal to that of his contemporary Gustave Courbet, and his bold and innovative techniques inspired many younger artists, including Claude monet, Berthe Morisot, James McNeill Whistler, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Essays on these and othe

Author Biography

Juliet Wilson-Bareau is an internationally acclaimed art historian and one of the leading Manet scholars in the world David Degener is an independent scholar based in San Francisco Lloyd DeWitt is assistant curator of the John G. Johnson Collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Richard Dorment is the art critic for the Daily Telegraph in London and one of the organizers of the exhibition James McNeil Whistler, held at the Tate Gallery, London, the Musee d'Orsay, Paris, and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., in 1994-95 Douglas W. Druick is the Searle Curator of European Painting and Prince Trust Curator of Prints and Drawings at The Art Institute of Chicago Gloria Groom is the David and Mary Winton Green Curator of European Painting at The Art Institute of Chicago John Leighton is director of the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam. Joseph J. Rishel is the Gisela and Dennis Alter Senior Curator of European Painting before 1900 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and senior curator of the John G. Johnson Collection and the Rodin Museum Bill Scott is an artist and independent scholar based in Philadelphia Ann Temkin is the Muriel and Philip Berman Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art John Zarobell is assistant curator of European Painting and Sculpture before 1900 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Table of Contents

Anne D'Harnoncourt
James N. Wood
John Leighton
Acknowledgments x
Introduction xiii
Joseph J. Rishel
Douglas W. Druick
Manet and the Dutch Marine Tradition
Lloyd Dewitt
Marine Painting in Mid-Nineteenth-Century France
John Zarobell
The Sea as Metaphor in Nineteenth-Century France
Gloria Groom
Manet and the Sea
Juliet Wilson-Bareau
David Degener
Gustave Courbet
Joseph J. Rishel
Johan Barthold Jongkind
John Zarobell
Eugene Boudin
John Zarobell
James McNeill Whistler
Richard Dorment
Claude Monet
John Leighton
Berthe Morisot
Bill Scott
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Joseph J. Rishel
Eva Gonzales
Ann Temkin
Chronology 254(9)
Jennifer L. Vanim
John Zarobell
Bibliography 263(6)
Index of Names and Places 269

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