The Fifer is an 1866 oil painting by Édouard Manet inspired by a Spanish regimental fifer or Flautist whom he had seen in 1865 when visiting the country. The painting is also known as the Young Flautist and is painted in a Realist-Impressionist style. Analysis of Manet’s The Fifer Spain was also Manet’s source for the […]
The Luncheon on the Grass is an 1863 Realist Impressionist painting by leading French artist Édouard Manet. The Luncheon on the Grass (1863), also known by its French name Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe, is one of the most widely recognised paintings in art history, and certainly, Édouard Manet’s most famous painting alongside its contemporary, Olympia.
Olympia is an 1863 Symbolist painting by leading French artist Édouard Manet and is generally considered to be possibly Édouard Manet’s most famous painting, only vying for primacy with The Luncheon on the Grass. It is one of the most recognised paintings in the history of art. Upon its exhibition at the Paris Salon in
Auguste Toulmouche (1829—1890) was, especially between the 1850s and 1870s, a highly regarded French portraitist and is most famous for his work Vanity from 1870. Toulmouche was born in Nantes, on the French Atlantic coast. In his home city, he benefitted from the teaching of Amédée Ménard, a well-established academic sculptor. After arriving in Paris