Édouard Manet, ‘Claire Campbell’, 1882, Pastel, Cleveland Museum of Art
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Édouard Manet

Claire Campbell, 1882

Pastel
21 4/5 × 18 1/10 in
55.3 × 45.9 cm
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Cleveland
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Cleveland Museum of Art
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During the late 1870s, Manet turned increasingly to pastel when ill health prevented him from …

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Édouard Manet
French, 1832–1883
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Although ridiculed in his day for inadequate linear perspective, lack of spirituality, and controversial subject matter, Édouard Manet is considered by many art historians to be the father of Modernism. Technically his paintings are remarkable for their loose brushstrokes, nuanced color, unusual cropping, and sense of light. His most famous and oft-satirized painting, Déjeuner sur l'herbe (1861) was rejected from the 1861 Salon for its shocking content: a nude woman enjoying a picnic with two fully clothed men, while a second nearly-nude woman bathes in a stream. In 1865, depressed by Paris’s response to his art, Manet traveled to Spain and studied the art of Diego Velázquez and Francisco de Goya. Ironically, within a year of his premature death, the École des Beaux-Arts, the officially sanctioned art school in Paris, held a huge exhibition of his paintings, pastels, drawings, and prints.

Édouard Manet, ‘Claire Campbell’, 1882, Pastel, Cleveland Museum of Art
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During the late 1870s, Manet turned increasingly to pastel when ill health prevented him from painting in oil. A confident draftsman, he composed pastels without any reliance on underdrawing; each stroke provided both line and color. The palette here is limited to his favorite colors: blue, white, gray, and black. He …

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Édouard Manet
French, 1832–1883
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Although ridiculed in his day for inadequate linear perspective, lack of spirituality, and controversial subject matter, Édouard Manet is considered by many art historians to be the father of Modernism. Technically his paintings are remarkable for their loose brushstrokes, nuanced color, unusual cropping, and sense of light. His most famous and oft-satirized painting, Déjeuner sur l'herbe (1861) was rejected from the 1861 Salon for its shocking content: a nude woman enjoying a picnic with two fully clothed men, while a second nearly-nude woman bathes in a stream. In 1865, depressed by Paris’s response to his art, Manet traveled to Spain and studied the art of Diego Velázquez and Francisco de Goya. Ironically, within a year of his premature death, the École des Beaux-Arts, the officially sanctioned art school in Paris, held a huge exhibition of his paintings, pastels, drawings, and prints.

Édouard Manet

Claire Campbell, 1882

Pastel
21 4/5 × 18 1/10 in
55.3 × 45.9 cm
Permanent collection
Location
Cleveland
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