Le Promeneur

Édouard Manet

  • Medium:Oil on canvas
  • Year:1879


Édouard Manet, known as the founder of Impressionism and a pioneer of modernist painting, holds a significant place in art history. Renowned for his revolutionary approach and keen portrayal of modern Parisian life, Manet created this piece in his later years with refined brushwork. Depicting a scene through the lens of the “flâneur,” a figure often found in Charles Baudelaire’s poetry, the painting’s vibrant flowers symbolize Paris’s flourishing as the “flower capital” of the late 19th century.

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