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Biography of Éduard Manet, is a well known painter in France 19th century. He is a leading figure of Impressionism as well as one of the founders of it in 19th century. He deeply affected some fresh painters such as Monet, Cézanne and van Gogh, though he had never attended any exhibition of Impresionism. Manet’s chief achievements are in figure paintings and a reflection of influence from Japanese Yamato-e and Spanish art style. Manet paintings boldly adopted bright colors and abandoned medium tone that is a good expression of light and colors of Impressionism. Manet created the style of Impressionism and was regarded as a famous and important painter playing a connecting role of the previous and later style. So, oil painting lovers are very interested in Éduard Manet biography, and reproductions of his paintings for sale in gallery are prevalent.
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Édouard ManetFrench Impressionist painter, printmaker & draftsman
born 23 January 1832 - died 20 April 1883
Born in: Paris (Département de Ville de Paris, Ile-de-France, France).
Died in: Paris (Département de Ville de Paris, Ile-de-France, France)
French painter and
printmaker who in his own famous paintings accomplished
the transition from the realism of
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 Déjeuner sur l'herbe ("Luncheon on
the Grass") aroused the hostility of the
critics and the enthusiasm of a group of
young artists who later formed the nucleus
of the Impressionists. His other notable
works include Olympia (1863) and
A Bar at
the Folies-Bergère (1882). All of these famous Édouard Manet paintings for
sale on this site.
But in 1875, as in 1869, there was a fresh
outburst of abuse, this time of the
Railroad, Polichinelle, and Argenteuil, and
the jury excluded the artist, who for the
second time arranged an exhibition in his
In 1877 his Hamlet was admitted to the Salon, but Nana was rejected. The following paintings were exhibited at the Salon of 1881: In the Conservatory, In a Boat, and the portraits of [Henri] Rochefort and Proust; and the Cross of the Legion of Honor was conferred on the painter on the 31st of December in that year. Manet died in Paris on the 20th of April 1883.
Besides his pictures, a number of pastels and engravings. Edouard Manet illustrated Les Chats by Champfleury, and Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven.
A Bar at the Folies-Bergère
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Luncheon on the Grass
Analysis of Best Known Paintings by Éduard Manet
Manet Paintings -
Luncheon on the Grass
In the Manet painting Luncheon on the Grass,
the nude woman are looking forward, while the two gentlemen are chatting. Still
lives including the woman’s clothes, a basket of fruits and a piece of bread,
are placed in front of them. A woman is sitting beside the creek in the
background. Being cautious about choosing the colors for
Luncheon on the Grass, he tried to create a bright effect. The interlacing of the light and shadow shows that he has noticed the change of light. Therefore,
Manet Luncheon on the Grass is regarded as the pioneer of Impressionism. Actually, it is between Impression and Realism.