Comments on: The Influences of Manet http://abstractcritical.com/article/the-influences-of-manet/ Abstract Critical is a not-for profit company aiming to establish a new critical context for all generations of artists involved with ambitious abstract art. Sun, 09 Nov 2014 17:23:33 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Alan Gouk http://abstractcritical.com/article/the-influences-of-manet/#comment-105400 Sun, 17 Feb 2013 17:12:13 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=article&p=6632#comment-105400 There are three paintings by Courbet in theMetropolitan Museum, N.Y. which testify to the probability of a stronger influence on Manet’s aesthetic than I have indicated above. TheYoung Woman in a Riding Habit, 1856,Louis Gueymard as Robert le Diable, which prefigures the costume drama element ; however theYoung Bather 1866 has an overt sensuality , wonderfully realised, that Manet never aimed for ( except in his pastels ), though he must have been aware of Courbet’s strengths in this department. What a great painter Courbet can be!

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By: Robert Linsley http://abstractcritical.com/article/the-influences-of-manet/#comment-104434 Thu, 14 Feb 2013 17:59:24 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=article&p=6632#comment-104434 I liked the last paragraph. But before we start grooving on the peak experience of the ordinary it helps to remember how it’s done, or could be done. Matisse:

“To give yourself completely to what you are doing while simultaneously watching yourself do it—that’s the hardest of all for those who work by instinct.”

Pragmatic as an artist.

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By: Robin Greenwood http://abstractcritical.com/article/the-influences-of-manet/#comment-104037 Wed, 13 Feb 2013 14:22:14 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=article&p=6632#comment-104037 As ever, an object lesson in how to look at and write about painting.

By the way, ‘The Bar’ and ‘The Luncheon’ faced each other across a room at the Courtauld in 2004 (was it really so long ago! Seems like yesterday), and very instructive it was too, though I wouldn’t like to choose between them. http://www.courtauld.ac.uk/gallery/archive/2004/manet/manet.shtml

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