Collection: Edouard Manet

Édouard Manet (1832-1883) was a French painter and a leading figure in the transition from Realism to Impressionism. He challenged traditional academic techniques and subject matter by depicting everyday scenes of café culture and figures from modern life. His works sometimes caused controversy but they also marked a turning point in the history of art and paved the way for the modernist movement of the 20th century.