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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.
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