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 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).


682 x 468 39.5K
39.5K, 682 x 468

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Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe
(Luncheon on the Grass)
Painted: 1863
Oil on canvas
81 x 101 cm
Musee d'Orsay
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Le Fifre (The Fifer)
Painted: 1866
Oil on canvas
160 x 98 cm
Musée d'Orsay
Paris

710 x 1220 100.3K
100.3K, 710 x 1220

608 x 837 47.3K
47.3K, 608 x 837

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Young Girl on the Threshold of the Garden at Bellevue
Painted: 1880
Private Collection
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Olympia
Painted: 1863
Oil on canvas
130.5 x 190 cm
Musee d'Orsay
Paris

1115 x 749 130.3K
130.3K, 1115 x 749

636 x 435 19.4K
19.4K, 636 x 435

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Branch of White Peonies and Pruning Shears
Painted: 1864
Musée d'Orsay
Paris
Portrait d'Emile Zola
Painted: 1868
Oil on canvas
146 x 114 cm
Musee d'Orsay
Paris

819 x 1045 115.8K
115.8K, 819 x 1045

762 x 1082 127.9K
127.9K, 762 x 1082

The Balcony
Painted: 1869
Oil on canvas
170 x 124 cm
Musee d'Orsay
Paris

Banc (Bench)

604 x 459 57.9K
57.9K, 604 x 459

630 x 462 44.4K
44.4K, 630 x 462

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


On the Beach
Painted: 1873
Musée d'Orsay
Paris

620 x 476 24.5K
24.5K, 620 x 476

636 x 384 24.7K
24.7K, 636 x 384

Grapes, Peaches and Almonds
Painted: 1864
Musée d'Orsay
Paris

Monet Painting in His Floating Studio
Painted: 1874
(this artwork shows the painter's passion for open-air painting)
Staatsgemaldesammlungen
Munich


579 x 476 36.6K
36.6K, 579 x 476

948 x 758 174.5K
174.5K, 948 x 758

Le Chemin de Fer
(The Railroad)
Painted: 1872-73
Oil on canvas
93 x 114 cm
National Gallery of Art
Washington

Le Repos
Painted: 1870

545 x 734 40.2K
40.2K, 545 x 734

828 x 1016 157.2K
157.2K, 828 x 1016

Le serveuse de bocks
(The Waitress)
Painted: 1879
Oil on canvas
77.5 x 65 cm
Musee d'Orsay
Paris