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12 Views of Manet's Bar by Bradford Collins

By Bradford Collins

Bradford Collins has assembled the following a set of twelve essays that demonstrates, in the course of the interpretation of a unmarried murals, the abundance and complexity of methodological techniques now on hand to paintings historians.

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No, never, never," was Kate's reply. Vincent remembered his previous rejection, an experience that had marked him deeply. " Kate had by now returned to Amsterdam, and Vincent pestered her with letters, to which she did not reply. His uncle and parents grew impatient with to this relentless pursuit. tactless Kate He to They considered his attitude and inappropriate. In Amsterdam. found the Reverend a fury, Vincent followed Strieker's house on the Keizersgracht and rang the doorbell unannounced.

Vincent's drawing an 1882 of artist's palette, (above). Mother and Child 1883 (left). " 48 FIGURES AND POVERTY Vincent did not know anything about drawing from classical models, about anatomy, or about perspective. Mr. Schmidt suggested that the indecisive young man, who had experienced one failure after another, should register as a student at the Academie des Beaux-Arts in Brussels. Vincent, for his part, did not believe that the Anthon G. A. van Rappard (below) shared Vincent's passion for painting, at least until the day when the latter could no longer bear the nobleman's criticisms.

Sien had had a son in what had been a difficult At her bedside, happy to be with her again and to newborn child with his "worldly wise air," Vincent's thoughts were nevertheless somber: "Only the birth. see the It cost but. that . me window of the ward he was and the artist's materials what it I cost, money enabled up a new studio cannot do without to set that your help just yet, but out of which more and igs can now more drawings emerge. " And yet, people had drawn Sorrow (right), in 1882, portrays a well female nude, with her face hidden and breasts and stomach distorted.

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