Seeing Carmen.
Goya - Courbet - Manet - Nadar - Picasso

25 June - 4 September 2005
Landesmuseum Joanneum

fig.: Edouard Manet, Portrait of Emilie Ambre in Spanish Costume, c. 1879. Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Schenkung Edgar Scott, 1964.

A new woman, "Carmen", was created by Prosper Mérimée 1845. Through the opera by Georges Bizet this female figure became a new fashionable role model worldwide: Carmen has as a gypsy not many rights or possibilities. But she is a strong woman, who fights for her life and love. next>>>