The Judgement of Paris
The Revolutionary Decade That Gave the World Impressionism
By (author) Ross King
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Judgement of Paris by Ross King
Book DescriptionIn 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9781844134076
(198mm x 129mm x 29mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 3-May-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Ross King
Ross King is the author of Brunelleschi's Dome, a highly praised account of how the Renaissance architect Brunelleschi constructed the dome of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence (voted Non-Fiction Book of the Year by American Independent Booksellers in 2001), as well as Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling and Leonardo and the Last Supper. He has also written two novels, Domino and Ex Libris. He lives in Oxford.
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