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Édouard Manet

Boating

Boating, 1874 — Édouard Manet,
97.2 cm130.2 cm

Boating is Manet's painting that defined his loyalty to Impressionism. Rodolphe Leenhoff, Manet's brother-in-law, posed for the sailor's figure. The composition's simplicity and broad color planes were influenced by Manet's admiration for Japanese color woodblock prints. 

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Édouard Manet —

A rebellious painter shocks the French Salon and courts his brothers wife