Edouard Manet (France, 1832–1883), Civil War (Guerre civile), 1871. Lithograph. Committee for Art Acquisitions Fund, 1988.93.

Edouard Manet (France, 1832–1883), Civil War (Guerre civile), 1871. Lithograph. Committee for Art Acquisitions Fund, 1988.93.

Courtesy of Cantor Arts Center.

Saints and Manet at the Cantor starting June 12

Two exhibitions explore themes ranging from miraculous visions to death and destruction during the Paris Commune of 1871.

Faith Embodied: Saints from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment

June 12–November 17, 2013

Gallery for Early European Art

The 16 prints in this exhibition explore different narrative strategies that artists employed to represent the deeds, miraculous visions, and martyrdoms of the saints. The works also demonstrate how the depiction of saints varied, from simple images that rely on symbols to others that tell an engrossing and complex story. The works included in this installation range from a rough, hand-colored woodcut published in the late 15th century to the delicate and visually complex etchings characteristic of the 17th and 18th centuries.

Marcantonio Raimondi (Italy, c. 1470 or 1482–1527 or 1534), Martyrdom of St. Lawrence, c. 1526. Engraving.

Lent by Kirk Edward Long.

Manet and the Graphic Arts in France, 1860–1880

June 12–November 17, 2013

Robert Mondavi Family Gallery

The death and destruction that occurred in the streets of Paris during the Commune of 1871 affected artists of the generation who lived through it or even fought in it, as did Edouard Manet (1832-1883). This exhibition examines how printmakers, draftsmen, and photographers depicted the factors that led to this traumatic event as well as the conflict itself and the changes it brought to Paris. The central image, Manet’s powerful lithograph Civil War, is shown with 13 works on paper by Felix Bracquemond (1833-1914), Maximilien Luce (1858-1941), Charles Marville (1813-1979), Félix Buhot (1847-1898) and others.

Félix Hilaire Buhot, Winter, Paris, 1879. Etching and aquatint. 1984.436.

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Burton Richter.