Lectures: Richard Brettell:
Manet's Chez Tortoni
Thursday, March 27, 7:00 PM
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Manet is not a painter we readily associate with Isabella Gardner. Those honors are reserved for the vaunted "Old Masters" and fashionable "Masters of the Loaded Brush" like Sargent and Zorn. Yet Chez Tortoni (stolen in 1990), an exquisite and mordant study of modern Parisian mores by Manet, found its way into her palazzo. Richard Brettell will speculate about how and why this particular Manet came to interest Isabella Gardner, discuss their shared interest in Venice, place the work aesthetically in the palazzo, and discuss it in the context of Manet's interest in urban public culture.
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Richard Brettell is Margaret McDermott Distinguished Chair and co-Director, CISM (Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Museums) at The University of Texas at Dallas
Image: Édouard Manet (Paris, 1832-1883), Chez Tortoni, 19th century, Oil on canvas, 26 x 34 cm (10 ¼ x 13 3/8 in.).
Media sponsor: Boston Globe Media, Inc. Additional exhibition support provided by the Consulate General of France in Boston and Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne. Thursday evening lectures are made possible in part by the Barbara Lee Program Fund. The Museum receives operating support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.