Essay on The 's Influence On The 19th Century

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Olympia, is an oil on canvas, approximately 130.5 cm × 190 cm (51.4 in × 74.8 in) painted by Edouard Manet, first exhibited at the 1865 Paris Salon, current location Musée d 'Orsay in Paris, France. Edouard Manet was the first ever French artist in the nineteenth century to paint modern life, and provocative figures from realism to impressionism. Manet was born on January 23, 1832 in Paris, France and died on April 30, 1883, Paris, France. Manet had created four-hundred and thirty oil paintings, eighty-nine pastels and four-hundred works on paper. A.) Background: Edouard Manet Olympia was created during the year 1863 and was first shown at the Paris, France salon. At the time Manet art piece was considered too provocative for audience view. Due to its full on nudity of the subject and having a black servant in the background. Manet created Olympia because he wanted a modernized famine nude and not have an idealized beauty, people where costumed to. Manet wanted to create a real woman of his time. For example, people where custom to idealized beauty, of hovering breast, small feet, big eyes and flawless skin with a glow to it. Manet got the idea by copying Titian 's Venus of Urbina as his model. Which is why there such similarities between the two paintings. After a while Manet painting got so recognized by the public, people thought too strong of the subject matter and wanted Taken down. Manet painting eventually had to have two guards posted by it to keep it safe from the…

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