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0713908076
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Theodore Reff
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Reff's book was published almost forty years ago, its information and conclusions are so fundamental that it can't . After reading it, one can never again regard Manet's "Olympia" as naively as the Salon visitors of 1865 did.

Reff's book was published almost forty years ago, its information and conclusions are so fundamental that it can't be said to be outdated in any way, and it doesn't seem to have been superseded by any subsequent study.

Olympia is a painting by Édouard Manet, first exhibited at the 1865 Paris Salon, which shows a nude woman ("Olympia") lying on a bed being brought flowers by a servant. Olympia was modelled by Victorine Meurent and Olympia's servant by the art model Laure. Olympia's confrontational gaze caused shock and astonishment when the painting was first exhibited because a number of details in the picture identified her as a prostitute.

Reff's book was published almost forty years ago, its information and conclusions are so fundamental that it can't . 2 people found this helpful.

Theodore Reff, American Art historian. Manet: Olympia (Art in Context). Art Studies, French Studies). Member Colonel Art Association American (director 1977-1981), International Foundation Art Reserve (director since 1980), Swann Foundation Caricature (director 1982-1989), Psychoanalytic Perspectives Art (director since 1984), Ordre des Palmes Academiques (chevalier 1987). Reff is an expert on French art of the nineteenth century, and in particular Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas and Édouard Manet. Art Studies, French Studies. 54087/?tag prabook0b-20.

Manet's "Olympia" (Art in Context). 0713908076 (ISBN13: 9780713908077).

Home Reff, Theodore Manet: Olympia - Art in Context. Ask Seller a Question. Bibliographic Details. Title: Manet: Olympia - Art in Context. Manet: Olympia - Art in Context. ISBN 10: 0670454087, ISBN 13: 9780670454082. Publisher: Viking, New York. Publication Date: 1977.

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The story of Edouard Manet's Olympia begins with the Paris Salon in 1865 when it was considered scandalous. Balasz Takac is alias of Vladimir Bjelicic who is actively engaged in art criticism, curatorial and artistic practice

The story of Edouard Manet's Olympia begins with the Paris Salon in 1865 when it was considered scandalous. This Manet masterpiece draws attention and admiration even today. Balasz Takac is alias of Vladimir Bjelicic who is actively engaged in art criticism, curatorial and artistic practice. One of the figures who inaugurated modernism to the history of art is the renowned French painter Édouard Manet. By introducing Impressionism along with other artists as a truly innovative art movement based on the radical rejection of traditional academic routine, this prolific artist managed to establish a bold and multilayered practice.

Olympia By Edouard Manet. Regarded as one of the greatest modern paintings of the nineteenth century. Edouard Manet has long been seen as a pioneer of modern art and a major contributor to the modernizing of French painting during the period 1863-83

Olympia By Edouard Manet. Edouard Manet has long been seen as a pioneer of modern art and a major contributor to the modernizing of French painting during the period 1863-83. His avant-garde art was a source of inspiration for Impressionist painters who in turn influenced his own brushwork and colour palette. However, he avoided showing at any of the Impressionist Exhibitions in Paris, and remained a conservative at heart, preferring to make his radical impact within the arts establishment and to seek recognition within the context of the French Academy and its official Salon.

Allen Lane, London, 1976.

Just better Reff is an expert on French art of the nineteenth century, and in particular Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas and Édouard Manet Selected publications. Allen Lane, London, 1976.

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  • Ubranzac
This is a volume in the Penguin Books "Art in Context" series, a collection of monographs written by distinguished art historians to deal with famous paintings and sculptures in terms of their intrinsic aesthetic values and to place them in a wide context--of history, society, philosophy, religion, or whatever seems appropriate to the work. They range from about 100 to 150 pages in length, and among the twenty or so volumes there are distinguished studies such as Jack J. Spector on Delacroix's "Death of Sardanapalus," Reinhold Heller on Munch's "The Scream," and Benedict Nelson on Courbet's "The Studio of the Artist." Here the eminent Columbia University scholar Theodore Reff, best known for his studies of Cézanne, Degas, and Toulouse-Lautrec, brings his formidable skills to bear on one of the most infamous paintings in all history. When first displayed at the Salon of 1865, "Olympia" provoked such outrage that guards had to be posted to protect it from an indignant public. This reception is the subject of "Critical and Artistic Responses," the first of the book's three sections. Prof. Reff notes that the vexation at the painting was mostly because it was a canvas of a real woman who is "naked" rather than classically or mythologically "nude" in the style of Gérome, Ingres or other Salon painters. Oddly, the connection to Titian's "Venus of Urbino" was not noticed until over thirty years later; contemporary critics compared it instead to Thomas Couture's "The Romans of the Decadence," which had provoked a similar scandal at a Salon almost twenty years before. Not all voices were hostile: Émile Zola used the controversy to expand his journalism into the arena of art criticism and became a great champion of Manet. Much of the reception was visual rather than verbal, and the author presents a sampling of the caricatures that were legion in the popular press, as well as the more serious artistic responses of Cézanne, Gauguin, Picasso, Rouault, and Dubuffet.

The second section, "Pictorial Sources and Structure," discusses Manet's love of Venetian art and the influence of Titian's "Venus," one of the sensuous recumbent nudes done also by Bellini and Giorgione that were thought to be the epitome of Venetian painting. Reff sees "Olympia" as a modern counterpart to "Venus," "a goddess enthroned to receive a different kind of homage in a society with different values" (57); he uses the term "modern" in the sense Baudelaire meant it in his essay on the prostitutes and brothel scenes of Constantin Guys in "The Painter of Modern Life." Among other pictorial sources are the "Majas" of Goya, Ingres' various "odalisques," and the Japanese woodcuts popular at the time. Manet's achievement was thus eclectic, having lain in "combining the vernacular realism of one tradition with the formal power of the other" (82). "Literary Sources and Content" continues the iconographical analysis, concentrating on the secondary motifs of the African servant, bouquet of flowers and black cat, all of which were common in the literature of the period, especially in the poetry of Baudelaire. The author discusses what was supposed at the time to be the heightened sexuality of people of African origin, the association of cats and women in the fables of La Fontaine and the tales of Hoffmann and in the familiar vernacular references to female genitals. Of particular interest is his deconstruction of the bouquet and identification of many of its flowers with reference to the scores of manuals popular from 1830 to 1880 dealing with the symbolic "meaning" of flowers and plants and their combinations. The book concludes with a discussion of the various "Olympia" figures on the contemporary stage, the role of the courtesan in the popular imagination of the time, and her influence as a role model on "la garde," the coterie of the most highly sought after kept women in Parisian society. Although Prof. Reff's book was published almost forty years ago, its information and conclusions are so fundamental that it can't be said to be outdated in any way, and it doesn't seem to have been superseded by any subsequent study. After reading it, one can never again regard Manet's "Olympia" as naively as the Salon visitors of 1865 did.
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