American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Manet, Edouard 1832-1883. French painter and forerunner of impressionism whose works, including Déjeuner sur l'herbe (Luncheon on the Grass, 1862), were highly controversial in his day.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. He (or she) remains (on the stage): a stage direction. Compare exit.
- n. a work by Édouard Manet
- n. Édouard Manet, French painter.
- n. French painter whose work influenced the impressionists (1832-1883)
“He was a court painter for the Spanish crown and his subversive and often disturbing art was an influence for painters such as Manet and Picasso.”
“The exhibition focuses on enduring themes Picasso confronted throughout his career, with sections dedicated to the self portrait, the Spanish tradition of the male portrait, the female nude, the still life, the seated female figure, and the artist's later 'variations' on great works of the past such as Manet's Déjeuner sur l'Herbe.”
“Part I begins with sleek Salon nudes of the kind Manet and Monet were fighting against.”
“To most of its three million visitors a year, this means Manet, the Impressionists (Monet, Renoir, Pissarro & Co.), plus the three great independents — Van Gogh, C é zanne and Gauguin.”
“The iconic Manet here is "The Fifer," the boy musician in a red-trousered army uniform.”
“I found the most impressive works in the pre - Manet rooms to be two naturalistic images of poor country peasants by Jean-Fran ç ois Raffa ë lli and Jules Bastien-Lepage.”
“No holding back with this collector -- in the best story about Charles, he buys a still life of asparagus from Manet at a price so over-the-top that the artist sends a unique thank-you: a painting of a single stalk of asparagus, with a note, "This seems to have slipped from the bundle.”
“Lyons explains, I was initially attracted to Mlle V... in the Costume of an Espada for what I believe to be the painting's currency, in particular, Manet's choice of painting a woman in matador costume.”
“CK Lyons: Dead, Headless, and Female: The Matador Paintings | In the matador paintings, a series of work which began in 2006, Lyons makes a direct historical reference to three paintings by Edouard Manet : The Dead Man, ca.”
“It was called Zizi, and Manet painted it over and over: here is a truly loved pet that loomed large in Manet's life and art.”
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