The French painter was one of the first 19th-century artists to paint modern life and a pivotal figure in the transition from Realism to Impressionism.
Here's his famous masterwork Luncheon on the Grass: http://goo.gl/13Q6Tv , which caused great controversy in 1863.
"Rejected by the jury of the 1863 Salon, Manet exhibited Le déjeuner sur l’herbe under the title Le Bain at the Salon des Refusés (initiated the same year by Napoléon III) where it became the principal attraction, generating both laughter and scandal.
Yet in Le déjeuner sur l'herbe, Manet was paying tribute to Europe's artistic heritage, borrowing his subject from the Concert champêtre – a painting by Titian attributed at the time to Giorgione (Louvre) – and taking his inspiration for the composition of the central group from the Marcantonio Raimondi engraving after Raphael's Judgement of Paris." Read on: http://goo.gl/13Q6Tv #art #controversy #artist #france
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