The CEEH sponsors the English version of a ground-breaking exhibition catalogue on Manet and Astruc at the Kunsthalle Bremen
The exhibition and its catalogue –sponsored by the CEEH in its English version– offer a new perspective on the work of Manet and introduce Astruc as a key figure of the artistic and intellectual circles of the time. Astruc for the first time is presented as an artist who created a surprisingly wide range of works in a variety of media which are similar in spirit to his friend Manet. The dialogue between the two reveals key themes preoccupying the avant-garde of the 1860s, including an interest in Spain and Japan which played a central role in the work of both artists. This intellectual and creative exchanged is the focus of a multifaceted show that also includes paintings by famous contemporaries, including Fantin-Latour, Monet and Renoir.
The Asian objects shown in the pictures are on loan from the Übersee-Museum in Bremen.
Top to bottom, left to right, pictures taken by:
© Marcus Meyer Photography (nos. 3, 6, 9, 11, 14, 17, 19)
© Bettina Conradi (no. 21)
© Melanka Helms (nos. 22, 23)
© Michael (no. 24)