Thursday, August 30, 2012

Edouard Manet - Realism to Impressionism

Edouard Manet is not to be confused with Claude Monet.  The two artists were friends and Manet's art successfully transitioned from realism to impressionism.  Edouard Manet was born on January 23, 1832 in Paris, France.  Manet chose to become an artist which was not what his family wanted for him.  Eventually Manet's father relented to his son's wishes.

Unlike Monet, Edouard Manet was not as interested in focusing mostly on nature.  Manet focused mainly on painting people and he did quite a number of portraiture paintings. 

 Portrait der Berthe Morisot

Portrait of mademoiselle Isabelle Lemonnier

 Madame Manet in the Garden

 Young Lady

 Portrait of Eva Gonzales

Young Girl on a Bench

 The Reading

 Madame Manet at the Piano

 Madame Manet on a Blue Sofa

 Portrait of Madame Manet 

Portrait of Emile Zola

Edouard Manet self portrait

Manet enjoyed painting people in the nude.  Two of his paintings, The Luncheon on the Grass and Olympia caused huge scandal.    

 The Luncheon on the Grass


 The Surprised Nymph

 Women at the Races

 Flowers in a Crystal Vase

Still Life with Melon and Peaches


 Still Life Lilacs and Roses

 The Brioche

 The Ham



 My Garden Edouard Manet

 The Swallows

 The Races at Longchamps

 The Grand Canal

 Singer at a Cafe Concert

The House at Rueil


 At the Cafe

 In the Conservatory

 The Old Musician

Music in the Tullieres

 Paintings in the Garden

The Balcony

Sadly, Edouard Manet passed away from untreated syphilis in Paris in 1883.  He was only fifty-one.  Manet contracted the disease while he was in his forties. 

A newly discovered Edouard Manet painting.

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