Edouard Manet was considered a flâneur in 19th century Paris, or what might today be called "a slacker." Not only was he at ease among Paris' "Grande Bourgeoisie," but he also spent a considerable amount of time with such influential French writers and poets as Zola and Baudelaire. It was during this
Manet's somewhat risqué works, Luncheon on the Grass and Olympia, engendered great controversy, a theme which Manet perpetuated throughout the remainder of his career. What's more, his provocative scenes of "everyday life" struck his audience as only
This film from Kultur Films was shot on location at the
See for yourself…and walk in the shoes of one of the true masters of modern art.
Written and directed by Didier
DVD. 55 minutes.
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