I appreciate your ordering process. It is important for us to know when our order is shipped and when it will arrive. Most companies don't communicate at all once the order it placed. Your communication is clear, timely and informative. I love the fact that you email when the order is shipped and communicate the tracking number.

Carly Tacoma, WA

More Testimonials »

Édouard Manet

Édouard Manet

(1832 - 1883)
Born: Paris, France
Style: Realism
Famous Works:
  • Le Dejeuner sur l'Herbe (1863)
  • Olympia (1863)
  • The Fifer (1866)
Édouard Manet was a revolutionary artist with a vision that broke art free from its rule and tradition bound format. He was interested in the depiction of reality of form and accuracy of color. From his early work he both outraged critics and influenced fellow artists. In 1861, two of Manet's paintings were accepted for inclusion in the Salon show. Fittingly, his work received a decidedly mixed response, both for its style and content. A portrait of the artist's parents was roundly panned; his other entry, The Spanish Singer, garnered a more favorable response, with the loose, bold composition intriguing younger artists and confounding the more conventional critics. In 1863, Manet presented Le déjeuner sur l'herbe, the artist's controversial update of a conventional pastoral scene. One nude woman and another scantily clad, in the presence of fully clothed men, struck the established art world as being uncultured. In reality, it was an example of an artist seeking creative freedom within the structure of history. Manet's knowledge of the old masters is evident in many of his works, existing in harmony with his characteristic desire to push the limits of expression and taste. His masterwork is thought to be Olympia, a nude portrait of a woman who stares without remorse at the viewer. Despite its obvious connections to the same subject by several masters, including Ingres and Titian, the painting was added to the long list of Manet's that were dismissed by the art world. After this debacle Manet left France for Spain to study the work of Diego Velazquez. From this journey Manet painted The Fifer in 1866. Manet removed the Renaissance study of perspective from this painting, setting the figure against a grey tone without contrast. Manet changed the rules of traditional painting and laid the groundwork for the artists following him. His method of breaking up planes of color inspired many of the Impressionists, and he eventually became friends with Claude Monet. Manet never exhibited with the Impressionists, choosing instead to seek success with the Salon.
Feeling inspired? Try out these fine products…

At Least 39 % Off

Heavy Body Professional Artist Acrylic Colors

by Liquitex

Smooth, thick, buttery consistency

Up to 61% Off

From $3.42

From $4.22

Studio Acrylic Paint

by Pebeo

Ideally Suited to Work in Dimension!

Up to 45% Off

Up to 53% Off

Deal of the Week
(valid thru Dec 6)
 

110 Wood Carving Set

by U J Ramelson

set of 5

Quality wood carving for all levels

  110 Wood Carving Set

 
List: $71.43
 
Non-Member: $46.43
35% OFF
 
VIP Member: $39.29
45% OFF

Latest Product Reviews

I have used this product on my glass etchings. It gives them a nice look. It's great on wedding goblets. This really brings out the design.
- cherie j in buffalo ny
This makes an excellent glazing medium since you can see what it looks like immediately upon application. The slow drying is a plus when using it for glazing.
- Jesse McCormick in Webb City, MO
I'm not a stencil artist but a silversmith. I have several of the 1" brushes, and they are perfect for sweeping my bench. I use the brushes to sweep the silver and gold filings off my bench, and they do a superb job of cleaning loose metal bits off my projects. I don't like to use any other brushes. I use the smaller ones ( the 1/2" and 3/8") for gently cleaning wax models and jewelry in progress. These brushes have greater control, stiffness and yet pliable bristles that does the job very well. I'm sticking with these brushes for a very long time.
- Joy in Concord, NH

Free Download for Kids

Download free coloring book pages Download FREE
coloring book
pages to color at
home or school.

View Pages »

Please wait...
Please wait...