A Parade of Parisiennes: Convention and Experimentation in Manet's Portraits of Women
The Getty Center
Date: Thursday, June 21, 2012
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: Museum Lecture Hall
Inspired by the Getty's new acquisition of Édouard Manet's Portrait of Madame Brunet, Leah Lehmbeck, associate curator at the Norton Simon Museum, examines Manet's portraits of women across his entire career. From his earliest works, inspired by Goya and Rubens, to later portraits, which harness light and color not unlike his Impressionist colleagues, Manet continually returned to portraiture to capture contemporary visions of modern life. Portraying everyone from well-heeled socialites and the demi-monde, to his most intimate friends and family, Manet's experiments with the inherently constructed nature of studio portraiture place this modern master simultaneously within and beyond the world of conventional fashionable portrait painting. Learn more about our Curator Spotlight Series and see past events.
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