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Press attend Preview of French Artist Edouard Manet at the Royal Academy
Members of the press attend the preview day of French Realist painter Edouard Manet (1832-1883) at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, January 22, 2013.This is the first major exhibition of Manet's work to be shown in the UK with highlights including The Luncheon 1868 and Music in the Tuileries Gardens,1862.The exhibition opens to the public on January 26, 2013. UPI/Hugo Philpott
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The Luncheon on the Grass (Le déjeuner sur l'herbe), 1863 Olympia, 1863 A Bar at the Folies-Bergère (Le Bar aux Folies-Bergère), 1882

Édouard Manet (French pronunciation: ; 23 January 1832 – 30 April 1883) was a French painter. One of the first 19th-century artists to approach modern-life subjects, he was a pivotal figure in the transition from Realism to Impressionism.

His early masterworks, The Luncheon on the Grass (Le déjeuner sur l'herbe) and Olympia, engendered great controversy and served as rallying points for the young painters who would create Impressionism. Today, these are considered watershed paintings that mark the genesis of modern art.

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