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Édouard Manet.Born on this day in 1832

30 days ago   |   By Chez Namaste Nancy

Édouard Manet , a pivotal figure in the transition from Realism to Impressionism. In this image: Edouard Manet (1832-1883), Le Printemps oil on canvas, 29 1/8 x 20 1/4 in. , painted in 1881 Estimate: $25-35 million.
In his day, he was called the Father of Impressionism, but he was nothing of the kind. Indulgent and supportive, he bought paintings by Impressionists but he exhibited in none of their exhibitions (1874-1886) and, indeed, at 51, died well before their sequence ended. He preferred the path of long academic training, his ambition to exhibit at the Salon, the Parisian equivalent...
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