What Makes Edouard Manet the First Great Modern Artist?

This book is a slightly revised one volume edition of the author's two volume Manet, Baudelaire, and Photography. It is a thorough examination and interpretation of nearly every major painting that Edouard Manet publically exhibited between 1861-1882 in his struggle to create a new style called modem art. The author demonstrates that Manet developed a unique and new style of painting by employing Charles Baudelaire's aesthetic theory. In this way Manet created the characteristic style of modem a