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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 164 PROFILES IN ART

Edouard Manet (1832-1883)

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Edouard Manet was born in Paris into a privileged family. His father was a judge and hoped his son would pursue a career in law; however, Manet was more interested in art than academics. As a young man, he traveled throughout Europe to study the masters and was particularly influenced by Goya and Velázquez.

 

It was never Manet’s intention to spark controversy with his art—he was a refined man who deeply desired acceptance into the mainstream art world; however, he also had very distinct artistic philosophies. For one, he believed in art’s intrinsic nature ...

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