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Olympia painted by Edouart Manet and shown in 1865 and causing an absolute furore. Tim Marlow: The Nude: The Modern, Sky Arts 2012
The Folies Bergère: This is an out and out masterpiece by Manet ... Manet is playing with the whole idea of representational code ... It’s a coherent view of an increasingly fragmenting world ... Manet never showed in the Paris exhibitions. Tim Marlow at the Courtauld 3/3
The Dead Christ with Angels 1864: He did use models, and one of the things he was criticized for was making Christ and the angels too realistic. Tim Marlow Meets Tony Bennett, Tim at the Metropolitan
Who is the most mysterious and enigmatic painter I know? … People say Manet invented modern art. Waldemar Januszczak, Manet: The Man Who Invented Modern Art, BBC 2013
Manet’s most notorious picture – Olympia. ibid.
The man [Manet] was a rebel through and through. ibid.
Luncheon on the Grass inspired huge amounts of raucous laughter. ibid.
One must be of one’s time and paint what one sees. Edouard Manet
I am influenced by everybody. Edouard Manet, cited Willem de Kooning
Conciseness in art is essential and a refinement. The concise man makes one think; the verbose bores. Edouard Manet, cited Georges Jeanniot ‘La Grande Revue’
There are no lines in nature, only areas of colour, one against another. Edouard Manet
Insults are pouring down on me as thick as hail. Edouard Manet
There is only one true thing: instantly paint what you see. When you’ve got it, you’ve got it. When you haven’t, you begin again. All the rest is humbug. Edouard Manet
It is not enough to know your craft – you have to have feeling. Science is all very well, but for us imagination is worth far more. Edouard Manet
The attacks of which I have been the object have broken the spring of life in me ... People don’t realize what it feels like to be constantly insulted. Edouard Manet
Colour is a matter of taste and of sensitivity. Edouard Manet
You would hardly believe how difficult it is to place a figure alone on a canvas, and to concentrate all the interest on this single and universal figure and still keep it living and real. Edouard Manet
No one can be a painter unless he cares for painting above all else. Edouard Manet
The leader, the hero of Realism, is now Manet. His partisans are frenzied and his detractors timid. Theophile Gautier
The two artists who opened the door for impressionism were Gustave Courbet and Edouard Manet … What unites them artistically is a radical idea: they think art should be real and not false. Matthew Collings, Impressionism: Revenge of the Nice, Channel 4 2004
Manet’s take on the sensual is colour; Manet releases colour from being an add-on and makes it something in itself, not only something but the main thing. ibid.
Olympia is the kind of name high-class Parisian prostitutes sometimes took; so there’s no doubting what the scene is. ibid.
Manet’s visual freshness is profound. ibid.
Manet’s last major painting – a bar at the Folies Bergère. ibid.
What matters in Manet’s art is the sense of modern life. ibid.