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The Painter of Modern Life

Author : Charles-Pierre Baudelaire
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Poet, aesthete and hedonist, Baudelaire was also one of the most groundbreaking art critics of his time. Here he explores beauty, fashion, dandyism, the purpose of art and the role of the artist, and describes the painter who, for him, expresses most fully the drama of modern life. GREAT IDEAS. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.

The Painting of Modern Life

Author : T.J. Clark
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From T.J. Clark comes this provocative study of the origins of modern art in the painting of Parisian life by Edouard Manet and his followers. The Paris of the 1860s and 1870s was a brand-new city, recently adorned with boulevards, cafés, parks, Great Exhibitions, and suburban pleasure grounds—the birthplace of the habits of commerce and leisure that we ourselves know as "modern life." A new kind of culture quickly developed in this remade metropolis, sights and spectacles avidly appropriated by a new kind of "consumer": clerks and shopgirls, neither working class nor bourgeois, inventing their own social position in a system profoundly altered by their very existence. Emancipated and rootless, these men and women flocked to the bars and nightclubs of Paris, went boating on the Seine at Argenteuil, strolled the island of La Grande-Jatte—enacting a charade of community that was to be captured and scrutinized by Manet, Degas, and Seurat. It is Clark's cogently argued (and profusely illustrated) thesis that modern art emerged from these painters' attempts to represent this new city and its inhabitants. Concentrating on three of Manet's greatest works and Seurat's masterpiece, Clark traces the appearance and development of the artists' favorite themes and subjects, and the technical innovations that they employed to depict a way of life which, under its liberated, pleasure-seeking surface, was often awkward and anxious. Through their paintings, Manet and the Impressionists ask us, and force us to ask ourselves: Is the freedom offered by modernity a myth? Is modern life heroic or monotonous, glittering or tawdry, spectacular or dull? The Painting of Modern Life illuminates for us the ways, both forceful and subtle, in which Manet and his followers raised these questions and doubts, which are as valid for our time as for the age they portrayed.

The Painters of Modern Life

Author : Charles Baudelaire
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A collection of essays by the nineteenth century French poet, critic, and translator looks at such varied subjects as the life and works of Edgar Allan Poe, the essence of laughter, and philosophic art.

Baudelaire and Photography

Author : Timothy Raser
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While Baudelaire's 'Le Peintre de la vie moderne' is often cited as the first expression of our theory of modernism, his choice of Constantin Guys as that painter has caused consternation from the moment of the essay's publication in 1863. Worse still, in his 'Salon de 1859', Baudelaire had also chosen to condemn photography in terms that echo to this day. Why did the excellent critic choose a mere reporter and illustrator as the painter of modern life? How could he have overlooked photography as the painting of modern life? In this study of modernity and photography in Baudelaire's writing, Timothy Raser, who has written on the art criticism of Baudelaire, Proust, Claudel and Sartre, shows how these two aberrations of critical judgment are related, and how they underlie current discussions of both photography and modernism. Timothy Raser is Professor of French at the University of Georgia (USA).

The Painting of Modern Life

Author : Timothy J. Clark
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The Painter of Modern Life

Author : George Moore
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Presents two essays offering reminiscences of the life and work of Degas.

Guy P ne Du Bois

Author : Betsy Fahlman
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Guy Pene du Bois (1884 - 1958) was one of America's most stylish painters, a keen observer of the social scene around him who deftly captured the sophisticated spirit of his era with a subtle and effective wit. It was during the 1920s that he achieved the style for which he is best known. The 1930s marked an impressive monumentality in his compositions and he received commissions to do two Post Office murals which stand today. By the end of the 1940s, the artist was part of the old guard, dismissing the rise of the New York School. Yet he remains one of the most articulate interpreters of the tradition of urban realism. Betsy Fahlman traces the life of the artist who, like his contemporary Edward Hopper, did his early work under Robert Henri. Like Hopper he spent time in Paris - well documented here with reproductions. But it is the more stylised and haunting works, particularly portraits, of his later years for which he is best known and they are here in abundance.

Lowry and the Painting of Modern Life

Author : Timothy J. Clark
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Accompanies a long overdue retrospective of the much-loved British painter L.S. Lowry at Tate Britain, 26 June - 20 October 2013. Bringing together around eighty works, the aim is to re-assess Lowry's contribution as part of a wider art history and to argue for his achievement as Britain's pre-eminent painter of the industrial city.

The Painter of Modern Life and Other Essays

Author : Charles Baudelaire
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The Painter of Modern Life And Other Essays by Charles Baudelaire Translated and Edited by Jonathan Mayne

Author : Charles Baudelaire
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A Life of Picasso

Author : John Richardson
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The first volume of this biography emphasized Picasso's Spanish roots from Malaga to Barcelona. This second volume covers ten pivotal years of Picasso's life. It describes his relationship with Cocteau, his affair with Fernande Olivier, and the influence of women on his art.

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Author : Charles Baudelaire
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The painter of modern life and other essays by Charles Baudelaire

Author : Charles Baudelaire
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The Painting of Modern Life

Author : Ralph Rugoff
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Text by Ralph Rugoff, Kaja Silverman, Barry Schwabsky, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Martin Herbert.

The Painter of Modern Life

Author : Charles Baudelaire
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The Painter of Modern Life and Other Essays

Author : Pascal Pia
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The Flaneur RLE Social Theory

Author : Keith Tester
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Timely and original, this collection of essays from the leading figures in their fields throws new and valuable light on the significance and future of flânerie. The flâneur is usually identified as the ‘man of the crowd’ of Edgar Allen Poe and Charles Baudelaire, and as one of the heroes of Walter Benjamin’s Arcades Project. The flâneur’s activities of strolling and loitering are mentioned increasingly frequently in sociology, cultural studies and art history, but rarely is the debate developed further. The Flâneur is the first book to develop the debate beyond Baudelaire and Benjamin, and to push it in unexpected and exciting directions.

Jeff Wall and the Painter of Modern Life

Author : Stephanie Gibson
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Seeing and Beyond

Author : Deborah J. Johnson
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Art historians will be the main audience for this group of essays dedicated to the celebrated Professor Champa (d.2004, art history, Brown U., Providence, RI). The topics of the essays reflect Champa's own areas of work; Impressionist painting, 19th-century historiography, and the relationship of music to works of art. Individual topics include the

The Painter of Modern Life and Other Essays Translated and Edited by Jonathan Mayne

Author : Charles Pierre BAUDELAIRE
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