Manet and the Object of Painting

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Michel Foucault, Nicolas Bourriaud

Year 2012
Pages 96
Publisher Tate
Language en
ISBN 9781854379962
File Size 1.65 MB
File Format PDF
Download Counter 98
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Ebook Description

In this encounter between one of the 20th century’s greatest minds and an artist fundamental to the development of modern art, French philosopher Michel Foucault explores Edouard Manet’s importance in the overthrow of traditional values in painting. Here translated into English for the first time, this powerful critique takes the form of a commentary on 13 of Manet’s paintings. For the politically minded philosopher, the connection between visual art and power was clear: Art is not an aesthetic pursuit, but a means to explore—and challenge—power dynamics.