When you’ve got it, you’ve got it. When you haven’t, you begin again. All the rest is humbug.

Edouard Manet

Dead Toreador 1864

Édouard Manet (French pronunciation: [edwaʁ manɛ]), 23 January 1832 – 30 April 1883, was a French painter. One of the first nineteenth century artists to approach modern-life subjects, he was a pivotal figure in the transition from Realism to Impressionism.

His early masterworks The Luncheon on the Grass and Olympia engendered great controversy, and served as rallying points for the young painters who would create Impressionism. Today these are considered watershed paintings that mark the genesis of modern art.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%89douard_Manet

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