Edouard Manet by Beth Archer Brombert
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This text examines Manet's relationships with his parents, with his secret adopted son and with his wife and lovers. Also covered are his friendships with Beaudelaire and Zola. He emerges as a complex and contradictory character, who suffered from syphilis and had an illegitimate son.
 

About Beth Archer Brombert

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Beth Archer Brombert is the author of the critically acclaimed biography Christina: Portraits of a Princess, the novel A Concert of Hells, and The Voice of Things, her edition and translation of Francis Ponge. Her travel pieces have appeared in the New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, and other publications.
 
Published March 1, 1996 by Little Brown & Co (T). 505 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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This biography of Edouard Manet (1832-83) captures the significance of one of modern art's founding figures.

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Brombert's readings of important canvases, from Le DÇjeuner sur l'herbe to the Execution of Maximilian to the Bar at the Folies-Bergäre, generally shine, as do her accounts of the changing social and political environment in which Manet worked, and her informed discussions of syphilis, the diseas...

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Edouard Manet (1832-1883), whose paintings depict noncommunication between intimates, unspoken secrets and the pretense of bourgeois propriety, led a life of camouflage and deception, according to thi

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