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The judgment of Paris [electronic resource] : the revolutionary decade that gave the world Impressionism / Ross King.

By: King, Ross, 1962-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Walker & Co. : Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck, 2006Description: 1 online resource (563 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780802718419 (electronic bk.); 0802718418 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Painting, French -- 19th century | Manet, Édouard, 1832-1883 -- Criticism and interpretation | Meissonier, Jean Louis Ernest, 1815-1891 -- Criticism and interpretation | Impressionism (Art) -- France | Art and society -- France -- Paris -- History -- 19th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.DDC classification: 759.409/034 Online resources: Click here to access title or place hold
Contents:
Chez Meissonier -- Modern life -- The lure of perfection -- Mademoiselle V. -- Dreams of genius -- Youthful daring -- A baffling maze of canvas -- The Salon of Venus -- The tempest of fools -- Famous victories -- Young France -- Deliberations -- Room M -- Plein air -- A beastly slop -- The apostle of ugliness -- Maître Velázquez -- The jury of assassins -- Monet or Manet? -- A flash of swords -- Marvels, wonders and miracles -- Funeral for a friend -- Maneuvers -- A salon of newcomers -- Au bord de la mer -- Mademoiselle Berthe -- Flying gallops -- The wild boar of the Batignolles -- Vaulting ambitions -- The Prussian terror -- The last days of Paris -- A carnival of blood -- Days of hardship -- The apples of discord -- A ring of gold -- Pure Haarlem beer -- Beyond perfection -- The liberation of Paris -- Epilogue: finishing touches -- Political timeline.
Summary: Chronicles the origins of Impressionism against the backdrop of the artistic and cultural events of the nineteenth century as exemplified in the work of two artists--Ernest Meissonier and Edouard Manet.
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Chez Meissonier -- Modern life -- The lure of perfection -- Mademoiselle V. -- Dreams of genius -- Youthful daring -- A baffling maze of canvas -- The Salon of Venus -- The tempest of fools -- Famous victories -- Young France -- Deliberations -- Room M -- Plein air -- A beastly slop -- The apostle of ugliness -- Maître Velázquez -- The jury of assassins -- Monet or Manet? -- A flash of swords -- Marvels, wonders and miracles -- Funeral for a friend -- Maneuvers -- A salon of newcomers -- Au bord de la mer -- Mademoiselle Berthe -- Flying gallops -- The wild boar of the Batignolles -- Vaulting ambitions -- The Prussian terror -- The last days of Paris -- A carnival of blood -- Days of hardship -- The apples of discord -- A ring of gold -- Pure Haarlem beer -- Beyond perfection -- The liberation of Paris -- Epilogue: finishing touches -- Political timeline.

Chronicles the origins of Impressionism against the backdrop of the artistic and cultural events of the nineteenth century as exemplified in the work of two artists--Ernest Meissonier and Edouard Manet.

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