Special tickets ARE REQUIRED for this exhibition.
This landmark exhibition is devoted to the marine paintings of Edouard Manet (18321883), a little-studied but highly significant aspect of the career of the artist who is sometimes referred to as the father of Impressionism.
Taking Manets seascapesranging from 1864 to shortly before his death in 1883as a point of departure, the exhibition traces the complex interactions that link the artist to his immediate predecessors and contemporaries, including Gustave Courbet, Eugène Delacroix, Claude Monet, Berthe Morisot, and James McNeill Whistler, among others.
Manet and the Sea brings together innovative works on sea-related themes by a variety of artists with differing ambitions. At the same time, it addresses emergent sociohistorical phenomena, especially the increase of tourism, which made the sea newly attractive to artists in the second half of the 19th century.
Manet and the Sea exhibition catalogue: 288 pages. Hardcover $65; softcover $34.95. Click here for more information.
This exhibition is organized by The Art Institute of Chicago, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam.
In Chicago, Douglas Druick, curator of European painting and of prints and drawings, and Gloria Groom, curator of 19th-century painting; in Philadelphia, Joseph Rishel, senior curator of European painting and sculpture, and John Zarobell, assistant curator; Juliet Wilson-Bareau, preeminent Manet scholar, is a consulting curator of the exhibition and contributor to the accompanying catalogue.
This exhibition was organized by The Art Institute of Chicago, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam. This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.
This exhibition is made possible by JPMorgan Chase.
Above: Edouard Manet. Steamboat Leaving Boulogne, 1864. Oil on canvas. The Art Institute of Chicago, Potter Palmer Collection, 1922.425
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