In this FULL VERSION, designed for iPhone® and iPad®, you will find 106 paintings by the great Edouard Manet. You can browse this great visual gallery by year or by theme. Enjoy the high quality images of his drawings, share them with your friends via email, and learn about the artist life.
Édouard Manet (1832 – 1883) was a 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. His early masterworks, The Luncheon on the Grass and Olympia, engendered great controversy and served as rallying points for the young painters who would create Impressionism. Today, these are considered watershed paintings that mark the genesis of modern art. The roughly painted style and photographic lighting in these works was seen as specifically modern, and as a challenge to the Renaissance works Manet used as source material. His work is considered ‘early modern’, partially because of the black outlining of figures, which draws attention to the surface of the picture plane and the material quality of paint.