Édouard Manet, ‘Berthe Morisot: Femme Allongée sur un Canapé’, 1873, Painting, Oil on canvas,  M.S. Rau
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Édouard Manet

Berthe Morisot: Femme Allongée sur un Canapé, 1873

Oil on canvas
20 × 25 3/4 in
50.8 × 65.4 cm
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New Orleans
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M.S. Rau
New Orleans

Composed by perhaps the greatest Impressionist and depicting another, this oil on canvas represents …

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Édouard Manet
French, 1832–1883
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Although ridiculed in his day for inadequate linear perspective, lack of spirituality, and controversial subject matter, Édouard Manet is considered by many art historians to be the father of Modernism. Technically his paintings are remarkable for their loose brushstrokes, nuanced color, unusual cropping, and sense of light. His most famous and oft-satirized painting, Déjeuner sur l'herbe (1861) was rejected from the 1861 Salon for its shocking content: a nude woman enjoying a picnic with two fully clothed men, while a second nearly-nude woman bathes in a stream. In 1865, depressed by Paris’s response to his art, Manet traveled to Spain and studied the art of Diego Velázquez and Francisco de Goya. Ironically, within a year of his premature death, the École des Beaux-Arts, the officially sanctioned art school in Paris, held a huge exhibition of his paintings, pastels, drawings, and prints.

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Composed by perhaps the greatest Impressionist and depicting another, this oil on canvas represents an important moment in 19th-century art history. The impressive painting was composed by Edouard Manet, the de facto leader of the Parisian avant-garde, and it depicts the Impressionist painter Berthe Morisot, one of …

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Édouard Manet
French, 1832–1883
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Although ridiculed in his day for inadequate linear perspective, lack of spirituality, and controversial subject matter, Édouard Manet is considered by many art historians to be the father of Modernism. Technically his paintings are remarkable for their loose brushstrokes, nuanced color, unusual cropping, and sense of light. His most famous and oft-satirized painting, Déjeuner sur l'herbe (1861) was rejected from the 1861 Salon for its shocking content: a nude woman enjoying a picnic with two fully clothed men, while a second nearly-nude woman bathes in a stream. In 1865, depressed by Paris’s response to his art, Manet traveled to Spain and studied the art of Diego Velázquez and Francisco de Goya. Ironically, within a year of his premature death, the École des Beaux-Arts, the officially sanctioned art school in Paris, held a huge exhibition of his paintings, pastels, drawings, and prints.

Édouard Manet

Berthe Morisot: Femme Allongée sur un Canapé, 1873

Oil on canvas
20 × 25 3/4 in
50.8 × 65.4 cm
.
Contact For Price
Location
New Orleans
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