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Edouard Manet

1832-1883 France/Modern

 

Brief Biography-Edouard Manet failed to become a naval officer at the French Naval Academy, so he studied art in Paris under Thomas Couture. Except for a spell in Italy in 1853, where he studied the old masters, he spent six years with Couture. The style of his master influenced him; however, the works of Velázquez and other Spanish artists impressed him the most. His travels also took him to Austria, Germany, Holland, and Flanders. Still, he only visited Spain for a short period; Spanish paintings were plentiful in the Louvre for him to study.
The impressionist group, which included Renoir, Monet and Cezanne was greatly influenced by him. Manet, however, preferred to align himself with the Salon despite sympathising with them. In 1863, his painting Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe, Luncheon on the Grass, caused outrage and criticism. There was a similar reaction to the painting Olympia in 1865. Although he was friends with most impressionists, including Morisot and Degas, he did not participate in their exhibitions. While interacting with their work, realism became a more accepted attribution to his style. In 1881, Manet was awarded the Légion d’Honneur and a second-class medal by the Salon through the influence of Antonin Proust, the Minister of Arts. His last exhibition at the Salon was in 1883 when he died.

 

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Eva
Gonzales

Eva Gonzales

At Pere
Lathuille's

At Pere Lathuille's

Battle of the
Kearsarge

Battle of the Kearsarge and the Alabama

The
Suicided Man

The Suicided Man

The
Folies-Bergère

The Bar at Folies-Berge

The
Balcony

The Balcony

Mr and Mrs
Manet

Mr and Mrs Auguste Manet

Young
Lady

Young Lady


Olympia

Olympia

Emile
Zola

Emile Zola


Absinthe

Absinthe Drinker


Beggar

Beggar with Oysters

Boy with
Cherries

Boy with Cherries


Asparagus

Bunch of Asparagus

Berthe
Morisot

Berthe Morisot

Dead
Bullfighter

Dead Bullfighter

Music in
the Tuiieries

Music in the Tuileries

The
Fifer

The Fifer


Boating

Boating

Grande
Canal

Grande Canal in Venice

The
Old Musician

The Old Musician

Execution of
Maximillian

Execution of Maximillian

Carnations and
Clematis

Carnations and Clematis in a Crystal Vase

House
in Rueil

House in Rueil

Madame
Michel-Levy

Madame Michel-Levy


Race

Race in the Bois de Boulogne


Plum

Plum


Luncheon-

Luncheon on the Grass

Road
Workers

Road Workers Rue de Berne]

Woman
Sitting

Woman Sitting

Rue
Mosnier

Rue Mosnier with Flags

Spanish
Singer

Spanish Singer

Stephane
Mallarme

Stephane Mallarme

Still
life

Still life Lilac Bouquet

Still
life

Still life White Peonies

Still Life
with Melon

Still Life with Melon and Peaches

Still life
with Salmon

Still life with Salmon

The Cafe
Concert

The Cafe Concert

Races
at Longchamp

The Races at Longchamp

The
Railway

The Railway

The Tragic
Actor

The Tragic Actor Rouviere as Hamlet

boy with
a sword

boy with a sword

Theodore
Duret

Theodore Duret