Edouard Manet

Edouard Manet - Large Format Fine Art Prints and Reproductions

Edouard Manet (born in Paris January 23, 1832 - died in Paris April 30, 1883) is a major French painter of the late nineteenth century. He was one of the first nineteenth century artists to approach modern-life subjects. His early masterworks The Luncheon on the Grass and Olympia engendered great controversy, and served as rallying points for the young painters who would create Impressionism.

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Edouard Manet

The Balcony

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1868-1869, Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France. When Manet painted this picture, scenes of bourgeois life are a kind of fashion. Yet "The balcony"  does not respond to public expectations of the time. All characters are intimates of Manet. Berthe Morisot, seated in the foreground, makes her  first appearance in Manet's works and she  will become a preferred model.
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Edouard Manet

The Luncheon on the Grass

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1863, Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France. With "The luncheon on the Grass", Manet does not respect any of the accepted conventions, but imposes a new freedom to the subject and traditional modes of representation. The presence of a naked woman among men dressed is not justified by any mythological or allegorical reason . The modernity of the characters makes...
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Edouard Manet

The Fifer

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1866, Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France. Manet, who had found in Hispanic subjects, the way of his own talent, discovered Spain and the Prado Museum late in 1865, . The Velasquez 's "Pablo de Valladolid"  particularly impressed him. Back in Paris, Manet apply these principles to a contemporary subject. A simple and anonymous military child is  therefore...
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Edouard Manet

Olympia

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1863, Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France. With Olympia, Manet reinvents the traditional theme of the female nude by playing a free and uncompromising painting style. The subject as well as the pictorial language explain the scandal caused by this work at the Salon of 1865. Venus became a prostitute whose  gaze defies the viewer . Faced with this challenge to...
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Edouard Manet

Portrait of Madame Brunet

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This portrait's bold brushwork, stark contrasts of light and dark, and frank presentation of the sitter reflect Manet's early passion for seventeenth-century Spanish painting. Madame Brunet, the wife of a friend, rejected the painting on account of its perceived ugliness however, and the artist retained it in his studio. He eventually cut off the bottom...
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Edouard Manet

The Railway

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1873, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, USA
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Edouard Manet

The Old Musician

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1862, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, USA
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Edouard Manet

Stéphane Mallarmé

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The friendship between Manet and Mallarmé went back to 1873 and for almost ten years the two men met every day to discuss painting, literature, and the new aesthetic as well as cats and woman's fashion. Leaning back on the cushions, the poet has one hand slipped into the pocket of his coat and the other laid on a bundle of papers. He is smoking one of his...
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