Perspectives in Portraiture - Edouard Manet

Ref: C2346473

This series of lectures asks some of the key questions about the development of portraiture. We look at some of the problems artists encounter in representing their subjects and the diversity of portraiture's forms and functions. Edouard Manet is sometimes described as the first modern portraitist because the realities of contemporary life are given a different and more straightforward interpretation. His direct style of painting together with his choice and treatment of his subject matter upset the establishment but inspired the wave of innovation which was soon to come. No previous experience is necessary - just a lively, open-minded interest in art!

Course aim

This lecture is one of a series that explores some of the different approaches to portraiture

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No previous experience is necessary - just a lively, open-minded interest in art!

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Understand what is meant by the term 'academic' or 'academic approach' to portraiture
  • Recognize the influence of Old Master approaches to portraiture - the work of Velazquez and Rembrandt for example
  • Identify the key characteristics of the 'new painting' as practised by Manet
  • Recognize the significance of Manet's choice of subject - urban 'types' for example

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

Lists of images under discussion, a brief overview of the artist, a booklist and relevant web sites will be available on canvas

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Perspectives in Portraiture - Edouard Manet

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