List of illustrations

  • Map of Northern Paris, c. 1850–1950
  • Portrait of Laure (La négresse)
  • Map of northern Paris, 1864
  • Map of Paris, 1969
  • Bazille's Studio (L'atelier de Bazille)
  • At the café (Au café)
  • Portrait of Edouard Manet
  • Young Model (Jeune modèle)
  • Portrait of Dolores Serral de Medina Coeli
  • Mrs. Archer, wife of the mayor of Battersea
  • Marie Lassus, 19 years old, born in New Orleans to a black mother and a Parisian father
  • Delphine Garçon, 22 years old, born on the island of Réunion to a Malaysian mother and creole father
  • Selika Lazevski, equestrian of the high school
  • Mlle Kara, Conservatoire
  • Children in the Tuileries Gardens
  • Promenade of Children in the Tuileries Gardens (Promenade des enfants)
  • Black woman holding a little girl on her lap (Femme noire tenant une petite fille sur les genoux)
  • Black woman holding a little girl on her lap (Femme noire tenant une petite fille sur les genoux)
  • Cora the Seamstress
  • The sultana. Loves the good white man, who does not love her [because he sees her as a] black maid [sic])
  • Caricature of Alexandre Dumas père as a nanny
  • The Childlike Kiss (Le baiser enfantin)
  • Portrait of Laure (La négresse), detail
  • Une négresse
  • An African Woman, after Eva Gonzalès
  • Victorine Meurent
  • Portrait of Charles Baudelaire
  • Baudelaire's Mistress (Portrait of Jeanne Duval)
  • Portrait of Jeanne Duval
  • A Woman for Asselineau (Une femme pour Asselineau)
  • Madame Edouard Manet on a Blue Sofa
  • Study for Baudelaire's Mistress (Portrait of Jeanne Duval)
  • Portrait of Alexandre Dumas (père)
  • Alexandre Dumas (fils)
  • Scene from Verdi's La Traviata with a reproduction after Edouard Manet's Olympia
  • The Lady with Camellias
  • Adah Isaacs Menken
  • Alexandre Dumas père and Adah Isaacs Menken
  • Adah Isaacs Menken as Marguerite Gautier in The Lady with Camellias, lower right
  • Edmonia Lewis
  • Sarah Forbes Bonetta (Sarah Davies)
  • The Absinthe Drinker
  • The Street Singer
  • Portrait of a Black Woman (Portrait d'une négresse)
  • The Black woman [Why born a slave?]
  • Portrait of Aspasie, the Mulatto Woman
  • Portrait of a Woman in a Blue Turban
  • Frontal view of Saartjie Baartman, the "Hottentot Venus"
  • Maria the West Indian woman (Maria l'Antillaise)
  • Maria the West Indian woman (Maria l'Antillaise)
  • African Venus
  • Louise Kuling, Creole, 35 years old, born in Norfolk Virginia, frontal view
  • Louise Kuling, Creole, 35 years old, born in Norfolk Virginia, profile view
  • Young Spanish Girl
  • Portrait of Jeanne Duval
  • Olympia
  • Venus of Urbino
  • Women of Algiers in their Apartment
  • Esther as Odalisque (Esther à l’Odalisque)
  • Moorish Bath
  • Forever Free
  • The Oath of the Ancestors
  • Proclamation of the Abolition of Slavery in the French Colonies, April 27, 1848
  • Olympia, detail
  • Baudelaire's Mistress (Portrait of Jeanne Duval), detail
  • Study for Olympia
  • Olympia
  • Olympia
  • Manette, or the Cabinet-maker's Wife
  • Photographic Studies (Odalisque)
  • Brothel at 2 rue de Londres, Paris
  • Two Women (Scene from a Brothel)
  • Wealthy for One Day, film stills
  • Female Model
  • Black Woman with Peonies
  • Exposition Universelle
  • La toilette
  • Young Woman with Peonies
  • Black Woman with Peonies
  • Young Woman with Peonies, detail
  • Antillean vendor in the "human zoo" at the 1889 Exposition Universelle
  • Miss La La at the Cirque Fernando
  • Study for Miss Lala at the Cirque Fernando
  • Miss Lala at the Fernando Circus
  • Folies Bergère, Miss Lala
  • Haitian Woman with Hoop Earrings
  • Luxe, Calme et volupté
  • Two Black Women
  • Blue Nude
  • Coffee (The Oriental luncheon) (Le déjeuner oriental)
  • Aïcha and Lorette
  • Aïcha
  • Le Blanche et noire (White and black)
  • Marguerite avec son petit nègre
  • The Sleeping Gypsy (La Bohémienne, endormie)
  • Carmen
  • To a Woman from Malabar (À une Malabaraise)
  • Berthe’s eyes (Les yeux de Berthe)
  • Posthumous remorse (Remords posthume)
  • Frontispiece
  • Portrait of Bessie Smith holding feathers
  • Portrait of Billie Holiday
  • Photograph of Essie Robeson
  • Girl in a Red Dress
  • Meditation
  • Black Woman Wearing a Blue Hat and Dress
  • Portrait of Woman with Blue and White Striped Blouse
  • Seated Woman in Pink Blouse
  • Brown Girl after the Bath
  • Nude, Harlem
  • The Octoroon Girl
  • Nude (Mahlinda)
  • Anna Washington Derry
  • Young woman in white, red background (Jeune femme en blanc, fond rouge)
  • Woman in white (Dame à la robe blanche)
  • L’Asie (Asia)
  • The Negress
  • The Black Craze (Le tumulte noir)
  • Profile/Part II, The Thirties: Artist with Painting and Model
  • Romare Bearden with model
  • Patchwork Quilt
  • Icarus, plate VIII
  • Langourous Ladies on Couch and Cushion
  • Black Venus
  • Patchwork Quilt
  • Odysseus Leaves Circe
  • Jo Baker’s Birthday
  • It Was Clear, I Was Not Manet's Type
Free
Description: Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today
Contents
PublisherYale University Press
Description: Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today
~During the 1860s in Paris, Édouard Manet and his circle transformed the style and content of art to reflect an emerging modernity in the social, political, and economic life of the city. Manet’s Olympia (1863) was foundational to the new manner of painting that captured the changing realities of modern life in Paris. One readily observable...
PublisherYale University Press
Pages2 - 5

Access to this content is only available to subscribers. If you are at an institution that currently subscribes to the A&AePortal, please login to your VPN before accessing the site. If you have already purchased an individual subscription, please sign in to your account to access the content. Learn more about subscriptions.

Description: Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today
~In late 1862, Édouard Manet (1832–1883) noted in his studio carnet that a model he described as “Laure, très belle négresse” (“Laure, very beautiful black woman”) sat for a portrait in his rue...
PublisherYale University Press
Pages7 - 83

Access to this content is only available to subscribers. If you are at an institution that currently subscribes to the A&AePortal, please login to your VPN before accessing the site. If you have already purchased an individual subscription, please sign in to your account to access the content. Learn more about subscriptions.

Description: Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today
~If Frédéric Bazille’s Peonies paintings confirmed Manet’s foundational imagery of Laure as part of a free black presence in 1860s Paris, it was in the late work of Henri Matisse (1869–1954) that the legacy of Manet’s Laure...
PublisherYale University Press
Pages85 - 145

Access to this content is only available to subscribers. If you are at an institution that currently subscribes to the A&AePortal, please login to your VPN before accessing the site. If you have already purchased an individual subscription, please sign in to your account to access the content. Learn more about subscriptions.

Description: Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today
~African American artist Romare Bearden (1911–1988) sought to reimagine modernist aesthetics for the black female figure in a way that centered...
PublisherYale University Press
Pages147 - 175

Access to this content is only available to subscribers. If you are at an institution that currently subscribes to the A&AePortal, please login to your VPN before accessing the site. If you have already purchased an individual subscription, please sign in to your account to access the content. Learn more about subscriptions.

Description: Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today
Catherine Raymonde Dubois (née Roy-Meshuit) was born in 1935 in the ninth arrondissement of Paris...
PublisherYale University Press
Pages176 - 181

Access to this content is only available to subscribers. If you are at an institution that currently subscribes to the A&AePortal, please login to your VPN before accessing the site. If you have already purchased an individual subscription, please sign in to your account to access the content. Learn more about subscriptions.

Free
Description: Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today
Illustration Credits
PublisherYale University Press
Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today
Next chapter