The Judgement of Paris : The Revolutionary Decade That Gave the World Impressionism

By (author) King, Ross

In 1863, the French painter Ernest Meissonier was one of the most famous artists in the world and the darling of the 'Salon' - that all important public art exhibition held biannually in Paris. Manet, on the other hand, was struggling in obscurity. Beginning with the year that Manet exhibited his ground-breaking Dejeuner Sur L'Herbe and ending in 1974 with the first 'Impressionist' exhibition, Ross King plunges into Parisian life during a ten-year period full of social and political ferment with his usual narrative brillliance. These were the years in which Napoleon III's autocratic and pleasure-seeking Second Empire fell from its heights into the ignominy of the Franco-Prussian war and the ensuing Paris Commune of 1871. But it was also a period in which a group of artists, with Manet in the vanguard began to challenge the establishment by turning to the landscapes and ordinary people they saw around them. The struggle between Meissonier and Manet to get their paintings exhibited in pride of place at the Salon was not just about art, it was about how to see the world.

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書名 The Judgement of Paris : The Revolutionary Decade That Gave the World Impressionism
著作者等 King, Ross
書名別名 The Revolutionary Decade That Gave the World Impressionism
出版元 Vintage
刊行年月 2007.05.03
ページ数 464p
大きさ H198 x W130
ISBN 9781844134076
言語 英語
出版国 イギリス
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