Manet/Velázquez: The French Taste for Spanish Painting
After an exhausting trip to Madrid to see paintings by Diego Velásquez, Édouard Manet declared in a letter that the seventeenth-century master was “the greatest artist,” He also had a major influence on Manet, whose bold handling of color and space revolutionized figure painting.
This beautiful book features over 150 works by French and Spanish artists, charting the development of a fascinating shift in the paradigm of painting: from Idealism to Realism, from Italy to Spain, from Renaissance to Baroque. Above all, it vividly demonstrates how direct contact with Spanish painting fired the imagination of nineteenth-century French artists and brought about the triumph of Realism in the 1860s, and with it a foundation for modern art. This book is out of print but we have a few clean copies available for sale.
Hardbound, 592 pages, 12-1/3 x 9-3/8 inches, 2003, Metropolitan Museum of Art/ Yale University Press
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