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Édouard Manet (UK: , US: ; French: [edwaʁ manɛ]; 23 January 1832 – 30 April 1883) was a French modernist painter. He was one of the first 19th-century artists to paint modern life, as well as a pivotal figure in the transition from Realism to Impressionism. Born into an upper-class household with strong political connections, Manet rejected the naval career originally envisioned for him; he became engrossed in the world of painting. His early masterworks, The Luncheon on the Grass (Le déjeuner sur l'herbe) and Olympia, both 1863, caused great controversy and served as rallying points for the young painters who would create Impressionism. Today, these are considered watershed paintings that mark the start of modern art. The last 20 years of Manet's life saw him form bonds with other great artists of the time; he developed his own simple and direct style that would be heralded as innovative and serve as a major influence for future painters.
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Generally considered an important artist of the Realist tradition who influenced and was influenced by the Impressionist painters of the 1870s. He never exhibited with the Impressionists or adopted fully their ideas and procedures. His painting is famous for its painterly technique and his paintings and prints are known for new urban subject-matter. He had a short career, but his style evolved from early works characterized by dramatic light-dark contrasts and based on Spanish 17th-century painting to high-keyed, freely brushed compositions where the content was related to Symbolism.
Artist, Designer, Etcher, Lithographer, Genre Artist, Graphic Artist, Illustrator, Painter, Pastelist, Pastellist
Edouard Manet, Éduard Manet, Eduard Manė, אדוארד מאנה, Édouard Manet, ed. manet, Eduard Manet, edward manet, e. manet, Manet, manet e., manet edouard, eduard manet, eduoard manet
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  • Manet and the Execution of Maximilian Exhibition catalogue, Paperback, 200 pages
  • Modern Masters: Manet to Matisse Exhibition catalogue, Paperback, pages

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