Edouard Manet (1832-1883)
French painter and printmaker who in his own work accomplished the transition from the realism of Gustave Courbet (1819-1877) 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 D�jeuner 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-Berg�re (1882).
Le Dejeuner Sur l’Herbe (1863)
Bar At The Folies-Berg�re (1882)