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Artist Comparison - Manet v. Titian

Compare and contrast Edouard Manet's "Olympia" with ********** "Venus of Urbino," considering the similarities and differences in subject as well as the formal elements of line, shape, value, texture and color

***** early French Impressionists, such as Edouard Manet, were widely condemned by the conventional French art critics of their day and the French artistic academy for spurning conventional Neoclassical ***** matter and style and techniques of the Old Masters. However, unlike his compatriot Impressionist Claude Monet, ***** Manet often deployed sharper use of brushstrokes and ***** to render, not simply ***** spackling of light, but a clear ***** more ***** depiction ***** the forms of his subject. Manet also made ***** frequent use of ***** human body in his ***** matter as an artist than ***** fellow Impressionists. In Manet's work, the posed figure of a nude human form was often the central object of *****, rather ***** nature, or human nature off ***** the side in a panoramic of nature or society, ***** muted or realistic settings as in ***** *****s of Renoir or Degas. Manet still turned to what seems like a m*****e staged or statue-***** rendition ***** *****ity in his w*****k entitled "Olympia." Yet despite these greater ***** in ********** choice of subjects with older works in comparison to his ***** Impressionists, "Olympia" still stands in stark contrast to older works that depict the majesty of ***** female form such as Titian's "Venus of Urbino" although the Manet is clearly inspired by the Titan *****.

***** work is a blend of surface classic*****m, as it shows a reclining ***** nude in the center of ***** work like ********** "Venus ***** Urbino," and modern, Impressionistic realism. Unlike Titan's *****, in terms of subject matter, the woman of the Manet is evidently a real female, ***** a goddess. ***** Titian, "Venus ***** Urbino" reclines in a m*****jestic fashion, and the figures in the background seem withdrawn as if worshipping the *****, observing *****. But despite ***** woman Olympia's display of languor and power, a maid in contemporary dress attends the woman, unlike the goddess Venus who presides over humanity from afar, exhibit*****g herself as a divinity before her attendants, as is evident by the withdrawing of the ot*****, female figure in the painting. T***** closer relationship between servant and mistress suggests ***** despite the heroic name "Olympia," which recalls the name of the ancient Greek mountain where the gods lived in antiquity, *****'s "Olympia" a real woman ***** ***** artist's modern era. The name "*****," like the woman herself, is b*****h cl*****sical and haughty ***** a Greek goddess in her *****rrogance, confidence, and beauty, and her demand that ot*****s serve her, yet she ***** quite ***** and human. The flower in the woman's hair as ***** as ***** woman's disheveled, but still clearly 19th century hair*****, draws attention to the fact ***** Manet's woman is ***** capable of adorning herself in a conventional and earthly manner even as she is in behaving

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