Thursday, March 3, 2011

Manet, Edouard

Races at Longchamp
c. 1867
Oil on canvas
17 1/4 x 33 1/4 in. (43.9 x 84.5 cm)
The Art Institute of Chicago

Manet, Edouard (1832 –1883)
French painter.
One of the first 19th-century artists to approach modern-life subjects, he was a pivotal figure in the transition from Realism to Impressionism.