The Grand Canal of Venice
Édouard Manet
The Grand Canal of Venice
Édouard Manet (French, 1832–1883): The Grand Canal of Venice (Blue Venice), 1875. Oil on canvas, 54 x 65 cm. Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, Vermont, USA.



'He himself wrote that he had "no intention of overthrowing old methods of painting, or creating new ones." The critic Louis Gonse viewed things slightly differently. "Manet is a point of departure, the symptomatic precursor of a revolution," he wrote. To this day, Manet is still considered by many art historians to be the father of modernism.' (Rebecca Rabinow, © The Metropolitan Museum of Art)



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