Term Paper: MANET's Innovation

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¶ … Innovations of Edouard Manet

With Edouard Manet (1832-1883), the course of modern painting shifted into a new phase which greatly influenced many generations of painters that followed in his footsteps. Almost at the moment when the Realists were discarding romantic subject matter in order to represent what they saw around them, Manet and the Impressionists raised the possibility that what one sees has nothing to do with how one sees it. For Manet, the real world was solid objects moving in space while under the influence of optical sensations of light and color. In a sense, naturalistic Impressionism continued the Romantic preoccupation with the self of the artist while focusing on purely visual sensations. In the mind of Manet, the world was no longer a given order of masses in space but rather the source of sensations of light and color with no fixed order except for that which he created from his own optical experiences.

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