Édouard Manet (Died 1885 aged 51) – Painting people in an impressionist style
(Pronounced ed-wahr ma-nay)
Manet - Painted man
In a gallery, head towards (Éduard) the paintings of a man and a (Manet) woman in an impressionist style.
When faced with Éduard Manet's work, do not expect a realistic image like a photograph. He was part of a group of painters in France called impressionists. The movement from realism to impressionism marked the start of modern art focusing, as the name suggests, on the impression of a scene rather than the precise recreation of one.
Manet lived in Paris, taking inspiration from the city and those that lived in it. His work exposes the everyday people in Paris and the everyday lives they lead, often portraying scenes in cafes, bars, and people in their own homes. He painted everybody and anybody; beggars, singers, business people and bar staff, all in his characteristic style using broad, expressive brushstrokes.
Nobody before had created – Everyday people in everyday scenes in an impressionist style