Arts Everyday Living: The Art of Leisure—A Boating Party for Two

Edouard Manet, Boating, 1874, oil on canvas, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York

French artist Edouard Manet (1832-1883) was always an independent spirit, forging ahead with the goal of capturing modern life, both in cosmopolitan Paris and the leisurely lifestyle  of the countryside nearby.

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