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Spring (Édouard Manet painting)

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Spring is a painting by Édouard Manet that was created in 1881. It debuted at the Paris Salon of 1882 and was considered the greatest and final public success of Manet's Salon career.[1] It depicts Parisian actress Jeanne DeMarsy in a floral dress with parasol and bonnet against a background of lush foliage and blue sky, as the embodiment of Spring. The painting also became the first work of art ever to be published in color.[2]

Spring
French: Le Printemps
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Artist Édouard Manet
Year 1881
Medium Oil on canvas
Dimensions 74 cm × 51.5 cm (29.1 in × 20.3 in)
Location J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

BackgroundEdit

Spring was the first of a planned quartet of allegorical works using chic Parisian women to depict the four seasons. The idea came from Manet’s friend, Antonin Proust, who suggested a series of seasons personified by contemporary ideals of women, fashion and beauty. The series was never finished and Manet died a year after finishing only the second of the series, Autumn.[3]

AuctionEdit

In November 2014, the J. Paul Getty Museum paid more than $65 million for the painting, surpassing the previous record of $33.2 million for a Manet which was paid for Self Portrait With a Palette in 2010.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jeanne (Spring) (Getty Museum)". The J. Paul Getty in Los Angeles. Retrieved 26 June 2017. 
  2. ^ "Edouard Manet (1832-1883) , Le Printemps". christies.com. Retrieved 26 June 2017. 
  3. ^ "Édouard Manet's Spring Now at the Getty Museum". getty.edu. 25 November 2014. Retrieved 26 June 2017. 
  4. ^ Craig Nakano (5 November 2014). "Getty breaks record with $65.1-million purchase of Manet's 'Spring'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 26 June 2017.