Arts Everyday Living: the Art of Edouard Manet—Inside the Cafe-Concert

Edouard Manet, Cafe Concert, c. 1879, oil on canvas, The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD

Edouard Manet (1832-1883) was a major artistic innovator, depicting what his Impressionist contemporaries called “modern life,” particularly the cafe-concerts of his native Paris.  Do you see the performer in the background?

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