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Question 3: Manet and meaning of his works What caused Manet to be so distinct to his audience was his constant use of the poor and working class as his subject matter. Even more, he painted them in a manner that had not been used before. He is known for three distinct practices he implemented in his art: social typing, the use of costumes, and many obvious allusions to the history of art.

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Joseph Koza Histart 394Professor Howard LayTake Home Test 1Question 3: Manet and meaning of his worksWhat caused Manet to be so distinct to his audience was his constant use of the poor and working class as his subject matter. Even more, he painted them in a manner that had not been used before. He is known for three distinct practices he implemented in his art: social typing, the use of costumes, and many obvious allusions to the history of art. It was the use of these three practices that distinguished him from his contemporaries that considered their work to be realist. By combining these three techniques, Manet helped shape the form of painting that is referred to as impressionism. While his subjects were almost always derived from the urban poor, Manet never attempted to try and give his subjects a true representation. He dressed them up, made sure they fit a stereotype, and then added grand and well-known themes into the mix. Courbet and Manet may have had an interesting rivalry between themselves but they were actually symbolically representing their forms of art. The relationship between these two men represented Impressionism vs. Realism. The way Manet combine

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