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Monday, February 18, 2013

Édouard Manet - Self-Portrait with Palette

Édouard Manet, Self-Portrait with Palette
oil on canvas, 1879
private collection
no copyright infringement intended

One of the first 19th-century artists to approach modern and postmodern-life subjects, he was a pivotal figure in the transition from Realism to Impressionism (wiki).

I chose this painting here, as I am crazy for the tone Manet gets from brown-yellowish like oatmeal mixed with subtle nuances of grey. Beside that, you will note that the hand with the paintbrush is left unfinished. For Victor Stoichiţă, it is an act of painting that is depicted here, it turns painting around itself like a whirlwind (wiki).

(The Moderns)



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