Édouard Manet, ‘View in Venice - The Grand Canal’, 1874, Seattle Art Museum
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Édouard Manet

View in Venice - The Grand Canal, 1874

Oil on canvas
22 1/2 × 18 3/4 in
57.2 × 47.6 cm
Location
Seattle, Seattle
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Seattle Art Museum
Seattle, Seattle

Landscape Masterworks from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection

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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, ‘View in Venice - The Grand Canal’, 1874, Seattle Art Museum
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Seattle Art Museum
Seattle, Seattle

Landscape Masterworks from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection

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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

View in Venice - The Grand Canal, 1874

Oil on canvas
22 1/2 × 18 3/4 in
57.2 × 47.6 cm
Location
Seattle, Seattle
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