Sight Unseen 2 : Painting in Art

An Introduction to the unseen side of art

Sight Unseen 1 explained how other writers have recognised self-representation in the work of Gustave Courbet and Edouard Manet. It also provided a simple explanation for the logical inconsistencies in Manet's Mlle V in the Costume of an Espada (1861) and Le Déjeuner sur l'Herbe (1863). This, intended as the second chapter of the same book, provides further evidence that figures seemingly involved in another activity are, in the artist's mind, painting. Written in 2003, first published online 2010.

Sight Unseen 2 : Painting in Art

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