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The Judgement of Paris

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The Judgement of Paris

The Revolutionary Decade That Gave the World Impressionism

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The Judgement of Paris by Ross King
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In 1863, the French painter Ernest Meissonier was one of the most famous artists in the world. The darling of the 'Salon' - that all important public art exhibition held biannually in Paris - he painted historical subjects in meticulous detail and sold his works for astronomical sums to collectors who included Napoleon III himself. Manet, on the other hand, was struggling in obscurity. Famous today as the father of Impressionism, when this books opens he was known only as the sloppy painter of a few much-derided canvases depicting absinthe-drinking beggars and bourgeois gentlemen in top hats. With his usual narrative brilliance and eye for telling detail Ross King has taken the parallel careers of Meissonier and Manet and used them as a lens for their times. Beginning with the year that Manet exhibited his ground-breaking Dejeuner sur l'herbe and ending in 1874 with the first 'Impressionist' exhibition, King plunges us into Parisian life - on the streets and in the corridors of power - during a ten-year period full of social and political ferment. These were the years in which Napoleon III's autocratic and pleasure-seeking Second Empire fell from its heights into the ignominy of

Author Biography

Ross King is the author of the hugely popular Brunelleschi's Dome and Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling, both of which spent many weeks in the New York Times bestseller lists. He is also a novelist and lives near Oxford.
Release date NZ
May 1st, 2007
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
8pp colour plates; app 30 integrated b/w illustrations
Imprint
Pimlico
Pages
464
Dimensions
129x198x29
ISBN-13
9781844134076
Product ID
1661210

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