Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)

Boating (detail)

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Saskia, Ltd., Cultural Documentation

Abstract

The straw boater (hat) became synonymous with summer leisure. In the hard-scrabble, often oppressive Industrial Revolution, leisure time for many was hard to come by. Owning and wearing a straw boater was the wearer's badge that life had become more than simply hard work. Manet, as well as other artists of the time, use the boater as a symbol of the good life and the emergence of "leisure" as a right and privlage. According to various scholars the man at the tiller may be Rudolph Leenhoff, Manet's brother-in-law.The stippled parts of the painting, made up of mass color, are consistent with the concept of Impressionism, but there are touches of black present, which would have been considered a heresy by the instigators of the movement.

Keywords

New York, NY, Paris, France, Style: French Impressionist, School: Impressionist, Movement: Impressionism, French, Painting, Painting

Subject: topical

Style: French Impressionist; School: Impressionist; Movement: Impressionism; French; Painting

Subject: geographic

New York, NY; Paris, France

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Genre

Painting; picture

Holding Location

University of South Florida USF

Collection

Art and Art History (Saskia)

Identifier

A01-NFF0470

Boating (detail)

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