Trivium Art HistoryÉdouard Manet


Boating, 1874 — Édouard Manet
97.2 cm130.2 cm

Boating is an Impressionist, Oil on Canvas Painting created by Édouard Manet in 1874. It lives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The image is available via Institutional Open Content, and tagged Boats. Source

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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