quote:Originally posted by Arsenal4ever:
I would never presume to challenge your expertise, but if Manet is twice the artist that the Father of Impressionism was, then he deserves a lot more of my attention, along with the Orsay's.
Obviously subjective but Impressionism was birthed by the two stunningly brilliant works of Olympia & Le Dejeuner sur l'herbe. Manet's body of work was so much more than Beauty which is too much of the allure of the genre of impressionism, IMO.
Great art/artist should challenge , provoke and readapt time, space, and even perceptions of the common and uncommon.