“It is not enough to know your craft – you have to have feeling. Science is all very well, but for us imagination is worth far more.”
Born January 23, 1832, in Paris, France, Édouard Manet was a painter who defied tradition in both his choices of modern, urban subjects and his experiments with perspective. His work was criticized for most of his life and was not truly appreciated until the 20th century. He helped pave the way for the revolutionary art of the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists, greatly influencing modern art.
(born January 23, 1832, Paris, France—died April 30, 1883, Paris) French painter who broke new ground by defying traditional techniques of representation and by choosing subjects from the events and circumstances of his own time. His Déjeuner sur l’herbe(“Luncheon on the Grass”), exhibited in 1863 at the Salon des Refusés, aroused the hostility of critics and the enthusiasm of the young painters who later formed the nucleus of the Impressionist group. His other notable works include Olympia (1863) and A Bar at the Folies-Bergre (1882).www.biography.com