Ligo, Larry L.

Dr. Larry L. Ligo is Professor of Art History at Davidson College. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His main areas of teaching and research are nineteenth-century European painting, modern architecture, modern painting and sculpture, and, most recently, the history of garden design. Dr. Ligo has received grants from the Freeman Foundation, the Florence G. Gould Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. He has published numerous articles on Manet, and his book, The Concept of Function in Twentieth-Century Architectural Criticism, was published by UMI Research Press.

Manet, Baudelaire and Photography
2007 0-7734-5695-3


Manet, Baudelaire and Photography
2007 0-7734-5697-X


What Makes Edouard Manet the First Great Modern Artist?: The Influence of Charles Baudelaire’s Aesthetic Theory on Manet’s Painting
2016 1-4955-0496-4
This book is a slightly revised one volume edition of the author's two volume Manet, Baudelaire, and Photography. It is a thorough examination and interpretation of nearly every major painting that Edouard Manet publicaly exhibited between 1861-1882 in his struggle to create a new style called modern art. The author demonstrates that Manet developed a unique and new style of painting by employing Charles Baudelaire's aesthetic theory. In this way Manet created the characteristic style of modern art.