Manet, Edouard

(b. Jan. 23, 1832, Paris, France--d. April 30, 1883, Paris)
French painter and printmaker who in his own work accomplished the transition from the realism of Gustave Courbet to Impressionism. Manet broke new ground in choosing subjects from the events and appearances of his own time and in stressing the definition of painting as the arrangement of paint areas on a canvas over and above its function as representation. Exhibited in 1863 at the Salon des Refusés, his Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe ("Luncheon on the Grass") aroused the hostility of the critics and the enthusiasm of a group of young painters who later formed the nucleus of the Impressionists. His other notable works include Olympia (1863) and A Bar at the Folies-Bergère (1882).

Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1994

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Image Banc (Bench)

More details Olympia

More details Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe

More details Branch of White Peonies and Pruning Shears

Image Grapes, Peaches and Almonds
1864; Musée d'Orsay, Paris

Image Portrait of Zacharie Astruc
1866; Oil on canvas, 90 x 116 cm; Kunsthalle, Bremen

More details Le Fifre

Image Portrait d'Emile Zola
1868 (110 Kb); Oil on canvas, 146 x 114 cm (57 1/2 x 44 7/8 in); Musee d'Orsay, Paris

Image The Balcony
1869 (130 Kb); Oil on canvas, 170 x 124 cm (66 1/2 x 49 1/4 in); Musee d'Orsay, Paris

Image Le Repos

Image Le Chemin de Fer (The Railroad)
1872-73 (170 Kb); Oil on canvas, 93 x 114 cm (36 1/2 x 45 in); National Gallery of Art, Washington

Image On the Beach
1873; Musée d'Orsay, Paris

Image Monet Painting in His Floating Studio
1874; Bayerische Staatsgemaldesammlungen, Munich
this artwork shows the painter's passion for open-air painting

Image Le serveuse de bocks (The Waitress)
1879 (160 Kb); Oil on canvas, 77.5 x 65 cm (30 1/2 x 25 1/2 in); Musee d'Orsay, Paris

More details Young Girl on the Threshold of the Garden at Bellevue

Image Le Bar aux Folies-Bergère
1881-82; Courtauld Institute Galleries, London
This sparkling portrayal shows extensive use of peinture claire, a technique Manet himself evolved.

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