“Personally, I am not greatly interested in what is said about art. But, if I had to give an opinion, I would put it this way: everything that has a sense of humanity, a sense of modernity, is interesting; everything that lacks these is worthless.” Edouard Manet, recorded by Antonin Proust.
Edouard Manet, the man whose work marked the beginning of Modernity, is arguably one of the world's most influential artists. He was inspired by Old Masters, such as Velasquez, Goya and Titian, often incorporating their motifs into his canvases.
Marcantonio Raimondi, Judgement of Paris(after Raphael), 1515-20
Jeff Wall, Picture For Women(after Manet, The Bar at the Folies-Bergere), 1979
Titian (Formerly attributed to Giorgione), Concert Champêtre, 1510-11
Edouard Manet,Le Déjeuner Sur l’Herbe, 1862-63
Edouard Manet, A Bar at the Folies Bergère, 1882
Francisco Goya, The Third of May 1808, 1814
Pablo Picasso, Massacre in Korea, 1951
Edouard Manet, The Execution Of Maximilian, 1868-69
Execution of Maximilian, Miramon and Mejia, June 19, 1867
Titian, Venus of Urbino, c. 1538
Edouard Manet, Olympia, 1863
Edouard Manet, Copy of Titian, Venus of Urbino, 1856