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Zur Malerei Edouard Manets

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German
21 X 26 CM
ca. 160 Pages
CA. 80 ILLS. IN COLOR AND B/W
FLEXI-COVER
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ISBN 978-3-944874-04-3


THE ART OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY—A CENTURY WHOSE EFFECTS STILL RESOUND TODAY

 

EDOUARD MANET AND CENSORSHIP

Nineteenth-century art was shaped by two fundamentally new experiences that set it apart from the art of the preceding centuries—the possibility of political freedom and a rapidly increasing globalization. This gave rise not only to new subjects, motifs, and experiences but also to new institutions of cultural production, new markets, and cultural misunderstandings.

This book by acclaimed art historian Joachim Kaak reveals the celebrated French painter to be a protagonist at the center of these new art-world activities. On the basis of a detailed analysis of selected paintings, the author describes Manet’s dispute with Napoléon III over the public art space in the Second Empire, the artist’s search for a transatlantic audience, and his struggle for a new art for a “république des républicains.”

Zeitgenossenschaft: Zur Malerei Edouard Manets is the first volume in a series devoted to the art of the “long” nineteenth century. Another publication, on the subject of nation building and the artists Eugène Delacroix, Emanuel Leutze, and Xu Beihong, is planned for Fall 2014.

Joachim Kaak is an art historian and curator at the Neue Pinakothek in Munich. He is the author of many scholarly publications and the curator of exhibitions on art from the Enlightenment to the present day. He recently co-curated the exhibition The Art of the Enlightenment at the National Museum of China in Beijing.