Let's learn about Edouard Manet this week!

Updated: Jan 19

Edouard Manet Le Citron < The Lemon> Painting by Child 8 years old.

Artist of The Week: Édouard Manet

⁠"Everything is mere appearance, the pleasures of a passing hour, a midsummer night's dream. Only painting, the reflection of a reflection - but the reflection, too, of eternity - can record some of the glitters of this mirage."

Édouard Manet

January 23, 1832 at Paris, France

French Painter

Impressionsm / Realism / Modernism / Modern Art

FACTS ⁠ ⁠ Edouard Manet came from a well-off family as his father was a reputable judge while his mother was of royal ancestry

⁠By 1845, Manet sign up for a drawing course ⁠ In the mid-1850s Manet depicted contemporary themes and everyday life situations including bullfights, people in pavement cafes, singers, and Gypsies ⁠ In 1856, after six years with Couture, Manet set up a studio that he shared with Albert de Balleroy, a painter of military subjects。 ⁠ 1861, Manet exhibited Spanish Singer (1860), dubbed “Guitarero” by the French man of letters Théophile Gautier, who praised it enthusiastically in the periodical Le Moniteur Universel。

In 1883, April 30 besides 420 paintings, Manet left behind a reputation that would forever define him as a bold and influential artist.


The Luncheon on the Grass (Le déjeuner sur l'herbe), 1863 Olympia, 1863 A Bar at the Folies-Bergère (Le Bar aux Folies-Bergère), 1882 Young Flautis / The Fifer (Le Fifre), 1866

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