"Edouart Manet" Top 5 Page for this destination National Gallery of Art Tip by matcrazy1
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I am neither a dedicated fun nor an expert on painting. I prefer three-dimensional visual art like some kinds of both modern and old architecture. But my wife likes some painting a lot.
The West Building of National Gallery of Art offers a very useful, at least for me, leaflet titled "Less than an hour?" It's a short discription of the 12 museum highlights with their location marked on a museum map. I paid attention mainly to these 12 paintings, mostly known for me from books on art, Urszula used to buy. And I'd like to introduce them you. I took all pictures without a flash and tripod.
1. "The Old Musician", oil on canvas painted in 1862, by Edouart Manet (French, 1832 - 1883).
2. "The Dead Toreador", oil on canvas painted probably in 1864 by Edouart Manet - it's one of his most famous pictures with well seen influence of the old master, Velazques.
3. "Edmond Maitre", oil on canvas painted in 1869 by Jean Frederic Bazille (French, 1841 - 1870).
Paintings of Edouard Manet bridged the gap between Realism (the depiction of subjects as they appear, without embellishment or interpretation) and Impressionism (visible brushstrokes, emphasis on light in its changing qualities, unusual visual angles etc.). Manet lived, worked and died of untreated syphilis in Paris. He is buried in the city's Cimetirre de Passy in Paris.
His other two, probably the most famous pictures are:
- "Le Dejeuner sur L'Herbe" (Breakfast on the Grass), on display in Musee d'Orsay in Paris
- "La Musique aux Tuileries" (Music in the Tuileries), on display in National Gallery in London.
Address: Constitution Ave. & 6th St., Washington, DC
Directions: Metro station: Archives. On southern part of the National Mall, opposite to National Air and Space Museum and west of U.S. Capitol Building. Map here
Phone: +1 (202) 737 4215
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