Berthe Morisot Portrait, 1872
Low Tide at Berck, 1873
Les hirondelles, 1873
The grand canal of Venice (Blue Venice) 1875
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.