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Édouard Manet 1832 - 1883, Masked Ball at the Opera, c.1873
Édouard Manet was born into an upper-class family, and this painting reflects the sophisticated Parisian lifestyle he enjoyed. He included many of his friends in this work and also included himself, the bearded blond man on the right. Part of the style of this work is ending the work suddenly at the borders, so there are parts of the characters cut in half, or legs dangling near the top, rather than easing them into the background, creating a snapshot effect.
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Édouard Manet, 23 January 1832 – 30 April 1883, was a French modernist painter. He was one of the first 19th-century artists to paint modern life, and a pivotal figure in the transition from Realism to Impressionism.
Born into an upper-class household with strong political connections, Manet rejected the future originally envisioned for him, and became engrossed in the world of painting. His early masterworks, The Luncheon on the Grass and Olympia, both 1863, caused great controversy and served as rallying points for the young painters who would create Impressionism. Today, these are considered watershed paintings that mark the start of modern art. The last 20 years of Manet's life saw him form bonds with other great artists of the time, and develop his own style that would be heralded as innovative and serve as a major influence for future painters.
In 1856, Manet opened a studio. His style in this period was characterized by loose brush strokes, simplification of details and the suppression of transitional tones. Adopting the current style of realism initiated by Gustave Courbet, he painted The Absinthe Drinker (1858–59) and other contemporary subjects such as beggars, singers, Gypsies, people in cafés, and bullfights. After his early career, he rarely painted religious, mythological, or historical subjects; examples include his Christ Mocked, now in the Art Institute of Chicago, and Christ with Angels, in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
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