The Toledo Musuem of Art is currently showing off the acclaimed French artist Edouard Manet, sometimes referred to as “the father of Impressionism.”
The exhibition is co-organized by TMA and the Royal Academy of Arts, London, where the show will open in late January after its run in the U.S.
A contemporary of the Impressionists, Manet (1832–1883) was the most stylish of the 19th–century French painters and a major recorder of Parisian life at that time. The exhibition is the first in depth examination of his considerable talents as a portraitist. Manet painted his family, friends and the literary, political and artistic figures of his day, often in casual settings rather than traditionally posed portraits. His subjects come to life on canvas, making the viewer curious to know more about these people and their lives.