Edouard Manet Biography

Edouard Manet

Edouard Manet is considered to be the father of impressionism. With the advent of lithograph photography, no longer was painting a necessary element in chronicling reality. A new movement in art began to surface beginning with the work of Manet. Utilizing the elements of light and without the confines of exact perspective, the impressionist movement created works with vivid brushstrokes and images of everyday subject matters and unique landscapes. Although considered to be the originator of this art category, Manet refused, even till the day of his death, to label his work as impressionistic

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