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Édouard Manet died in Paris a day like today, in 1883

30 April, 2017

French painter Édouard Manet (1832 – 1883) a pivotal figure in the transition from Realism to Impressionism. Regarded by many as the “father of Impressionism”, Manet became friend of Monet, Sisley, Degas, Renoir, but preferred to pursue a line that included to exhibit in the Salon and the search of fame and fortune.

His early masterwork – Le déjeuner sur l’herbe and Olympia (above) both caused great controversy at his time.

We highlight the exhibitions Manet, return to Venice, and Manet, inventor du Moderne, at the Musée d’Orsay.

Top Image: Édouard Manet Olympia, 1863 Huile sur toile, 130,5 x 190 cm Paris, musée d’Orsay © Musée d’Orsay, dist. RMN / Patrice Schmidt

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