Edouard Manet was a French painter born on 23 January 1832 in Paris, France. He took drawing classes as a teenager and later took lessons in Thomas Couture’s studio. Despite his immense talent, Manet’s revolting traits saw his works constantly refused by the Salon. He responded by holding regular meetings with like-minded, talented painters and holding personal exhibitions.
Manet and The Salon frequently disagreed on the theme and subject of his paintings, leading to him holding personal exhibitions and receiving constant criticisms. At his eventual showing at the Salon in 1880, he won a second-place medal and the Legion of Honor the following year. Manet suffered a terrible illness that took his life on 30 April 1883 in Paris.
What was Edouard Manet Known For?
Edouard Manet was known for his depictions of urban life scenes. Subjects of his artwork varied from landscapes and genre scenes to nudes. Manet is regarded as one of the leading exponents of Realism and an immense influence on the development of Impressionism. He painted with bright colors and primarily used oil paints.
Who was Edouard Manet Influenced By?
Couture’s teachings influenced Manet’s choice of style. Though Couture was associated with the more academic painting style that Manet rejected, he implored his students to explore personal techniques. The works of Diego Velazquez and Francisco Goya influenced his style and subject matter after he visited Spain in 1865.
What Art Movement was Edouard Manet Associated With?
Edouard Manet was associated with the Realism art movement and Impressionism art movement. Manet painted naturalistic depictions of modern life, showing scenes of people and places with no fantastical features.
Edouard Manet Artwork
Manet’s artworks are in several public and private collections worldwide. In his relatively short career, which lasted a little over twenty years, Manet painted many masterpieces. Below are some of them
A Bar at the Folies-Bergere
A Boy with a Sword
Music in the Tuileries Garden
Self Portrait with a Palette
The House at Rueil
The Luncheon on the grass
The Old Musician
The Spanish Ballet
The Spanish Singer
Young Woman Reclining in Spanish Costume
All Edouard Manet Artwork on Artchive
|Lilacs in a Vase||c.1882||Oil on Canvas|
|Execution of the Emperor Maximilian||1868||Lithograph|
|Music in the Tuileries||1862||Oil on Canvas|
|Woman with Parrot||1866||Oil on Canvas|
|The Execution of Emperor Maximilian||1867||Oil on Canvas|
|A Bar at the Folies-Bergeres||1881-82||Oil on Canvas|
|Battle of the Kearsarge and the Alabama||1864||Oil on Canvas|
|Le Dejeuner sur L'Herbe||1862 - 1863||Oil on Canvas|
|Le serveuse de bocks (The Waitress)||c.1879||Oil on Canvas|
|Portrait d'Emile Zola||1868||Oil on Canvas|
|Olympia||1863||Oil on Canvas|
|Races at Longchamp||c.1867||Oil on Canvas|
|The Balcony||1869||Oil on Canvas|
|The Fifer||1866||Oil on Canvas|
|The Lemon||1880||Oil on Canvas|