A witness statement by novelist Émile Zola relates the sword fight between the painter and critic Edmond Duranty after he penned a lukewarm review of Manet’s work.
“Olympia” (1863) will be shown in the US for the first time as part of a Met exhibition focused on the joint careers of Édouard Manet and Edgar Degas.
It’s the artist’s largest LEGO artwork to date.
A poll showed that 83% of Musée d’Orsay visitors think the two French artists are the same person.
On the anniversary of the Gardner Museum heist, learn more about the 10 most expensive missing artworks.
A look at three paintings from the cusp of the 20th century that make a powerful argument for beauty.
Black models: from Géricault to Matisse temporarily retitles works featuring historically anonymous Black models to honor their sitters.
In her new book, The Love of Painting: Genealogy of a Success Medium, critic Isabelle Graw ruminates on how painting remains omnipresent within the contemporary capitalist system and digital economy.
The most interesting part of this excellent exhibition is its presentation of black modernists, for here we enter relatively unfamiliar territory.
An introduction to six of the women who modeled for the masterpieces that earned Manet his canonical reputation.
The exhibit at the Legion of Honor Museum includes paintings by Impressionists, along with period hats and bonnets embellished with silk flowers, ribbons, plumes, and feathers.
It is the beginning of a new year and for some reason I have been thinking about flower paintings — perhaps prompted by the flower paintings that Edouard Manet made while he was dying.