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Jeffery L Wright Seminar in Art Tuesday 700 - 945 Analysis of The Old Musician During the time period that France was undergoing a structural rebuilding by Baron Georges Haussmann Edouard Manet was painting The Old Musician and was unaware of the controversy this particular painting would bring him Manet was an artist with a novel approach to art contrasting with other artist of his time which were following the mainstream approach to painting he decided to paint the ordinary life of every day people And like Courbet he had decided to paint about the social issues going on in France Because of his social attitudes during this time period the painting would be largely overlook by the critics His painting The Old Musician would serve as a duality of mans human nature for expansion at the cost of others Manet would use The Old Musician as a visual fabric of the people displaced by Haussmanns renovations gypsies vagabonds street acrobats drunks and rag pickers The characters in this painting were frozen in their pose and silence swept across their vacant faces The only thing that connected them was poverty and displacement in a capitalistic society Still the critics didnt like the painting because the people it represented could have been any one of them Manet was the first true artist to draw a relationship between art and society Manets painting also offered the view that times were changing for artist New artist were choosing subject matters with modern themes new characters whose lives were being displaced by Haussmanns rebuilding Paris simple vagabonds and gypsies were being transformed into every day heroes Many did not view Manets work of The Old Musician as he did They failed to see the significance and viewed the work as incomplete Arguing that the symmetry is wrong the people in the painting were unorganized central focus off and the characters having self serving characters the
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