10 Best Portraits by Édouard Manet
min Read23 January 2023
Édouard Manet is known as one of the most controversial artists of his time. Highly criticized for his realism and for depicting modern life scenes without any mythological or religious costume, his masterpieces like the legendary Luncheon on the Grass or Olympia created a gateway to modern art. He also created portraits. See here the 10 best portraits by Édouard Manet according to DailyArt Magazine!
Manet’s portraits are not scandalous images like his other works but rather snapshots seen through the eyes of the artist. Keep in mind that the art of photography had already been born in Manet’s time. What new can be added to portraiture in this case? Some of Manet’s portraits, such as the famous one of Zola, follow the conventional format but others, such as the likeness of Mallarmé are like fantasy portraits and seem to draw inspiration from a blurred photographic print. Others are catching momentary impressions.
1. Berthe Morisot with a Bouquet of Violets
2. Portrait of Emile Zola
3. Lola de Valence
4. Stéphane Mallarmé
6. Zacharie Astruc
7. Mademoiselle V. . . in the Costume of an Espada
8. Irma Brunner
9. Portrait of Nina de Callias
10. Berthe Morisot with a Fan
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