Author(s): John Richardson


Edouard Manet (1832-83) was one of the greatest, as well as one of the most interesting, of nineteenth-century French painters. Acute observation, an extraordinary skilful handling of paint and a feeling for exquisite harmonies of colour make his work both vivid and enchanting. It is also of great significance in the history of European painting, since Manet, a pioneer in depicting modern life in a modern style, was a formative influence on the whole Impressionist movement. 'Olympia' and 'The Picnic' are among the key works of the nineteenth century. These, and many other crucial points - among them Manet's personality, with its many contradictions - are fully discussed by John Richardson.

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John Richardson is an eminent critic and art historian.

General Fields

  • : 9780714827551
  • : Phaidon Press Limited
  • : Phaidon Press Ltd
  • : August 1992
  • : 305mm X 225mm X 8mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : New edition
  • : en
  • : very good
  • : 126
  • : 50 colour and 36 b&w illustrations, bibliography, index
  • : John Richardson
  • : Paperback