A Living History of Impressionism

A Living History of Impressionism


For more than forty years, between 1863 and 1905, the careers of singular and innovative artists unfolded. Whether they were called Manet, Degas or Monet, Renoir, Cézanne or Pissarro, whether they were Gauguin or Seurat, Van Gogh or Toulouse-Lautrec, they all strived for independence ...
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Edouard Manet (1832-1883)

Major French painter and engraver of the late 19th century. A precursor of modern painting, which he freed from academism, Édouard Manet is wrongly considered to be one of the fathers of Impressionism: he differs from it in that he is concerned about reality and makes little or no use of the new techniques of colour and the particular treatment of light.