Monday, February 4, 2013

Édouard Manet

Berthe Morisot Portrait, 1872

Low Tide at Berck, 1873

Les hirondelles, 1873

The grand canal of Venice (Blue Venice) 1875

Manet visited the Grand Canal Venice in September 1875 with his friend and fellow painter from outside the Impressionist circle James Tissot, who had settled in London after the Franco-Prussian war of 1870-71. Although the watery splendour of Venice has inspired many great artists, Manet found it hard to settle, but in spite of this he managed to paint one of his most dashingly Impressionist art works. 

Blonde Woman with Bare Breasts, 1878. Oil on Canvas

Un bar aux Folies Bergère, Paris (1882)

Édouard Manet (23 January 1832 – 30 April 1883) was a French painter. He was one of the first 19th-century artists to paint modern life, and a pivotal figure in the transition from Realism to Impressionism.

His early masterworks, The Luncheon on the Grass (Le déjeuner sur l'herbe) and Olympia, both 1863, caused great controversy and served as rallying points for the young painters who would create Impressionism. Today, these are considered watershed paintings that mark the genesis of modern art.

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