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Edouard Manet Automne Mery Laurent

Edouard Manet Automne Mery Laurent

 
 
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Français : Tableau ni signé, ni daté (les experts le font remonter à 1882 et le placent dans un ensemble de quatre panneaux sur le thème des quatre saisons, seul le Printemps subsistant), il représente le modèle de Manet, Méry Laurent. Se détachant sur un fond bleu brodé de chrysanthèmes, elle porte une fourrure du couturier Charles Frederick Worth. Mise aux enchères en 1883, la toile est acquise par 1550 francs par Méry Laurent qui la lègue au musée de Nancy.

Edouard Manet was a renowned French painter. Born in an affluent family of diplomats and magistrates, he grew up to be the most controversial painter of his time. His father wanted him to build a career in law, but Manet devoted himself to art. He was one of the key figures in the transition of art from ‘Realism to Impressionism’. His important works like ‘Olympia’ and ‘The Luncheon on the Grass’ caused great controversy. All his life, Edouard Manet was opposed by art critics and was even challenged in the press, but he continued to paint what he saw rather than what people wanted to see in his paintings.

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1882
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Museum of Fine Arts in Nancy
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