Born This Day in 1832: Édouard Manet


Joyeux Anniversaire, Cher Édouard  Manet!

Édouard Manet
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Portrait by Nadar, 1874
Birthname Édouard Manet
Born 23 January 1832
Paris, France
Died 30 April 1883 (aged 51)
Paris, France
Nationality French
Field Painting, printmaking
Movement Realism, Impressionism
Works The Luncheon on the Grass (Le Déjeuner sur l’Herbe), 1863;
Olympia, 1863;
The Bar at the Folies-Bergère (Le Bar aux Folies-Bergère), 1882;Young Flautist or The Fifer (Le Fifre), 1866



Henri Matisse at Centre Pompidou through 18 June

Painter Henri Matisse, by Carl van Vechten, 1933

The Matisse show in Paris at Pompidou Centre is now open, and shall continue until June 18th, 2012.

We wanted to challenge the received wisdom that he was a happy painter, an easy painter, a sort of virtuoso of simplicity and joy,” said exhibition curator Cecile Debray.

“Matisse was obsessive, worried, wracked with doubt from the beginning to the end, and he showed it in his painting through this constant multiplication and exploration,” she said.