Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Today's date in 1883 was Manet's last day

The French painter Édouard Manet, who died this day in 1883, broke with the historical tradition of illusionism and paved the way for Impressionism with such works as Déjeuner sur l'herbe (1863; “Luncheon on the Grass”).

View the full Britannica article on Édouard Manet -- no muss, no fuss.

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