EDOUARD MANET (1832-1833) L'ARGENTUIL
LIMOGES, FRANCEÉdouard Manet 23 January 1832 – 30 April 1883) was a French painter. He was one of the first 19th-century artists to paint modern life, and a pivotal figure in the transition from Realism to Impressionism.
His early masterworks, The Luncheon on the Grass (Le déjeuner sur l'herbe) and Olympia, both 1863, caused great controversy and served as rallying points for the young painters who would create Impressionism. Today, these are considered watershed paintings that mark the genesis of modern art.
JG: I knew about Monet, but not about Manet. My porcelain plate does not have the white spot on top left. It is very beautiful. Millionaires spend millions on art. I am cheap. I got mine for $3.00 at a thrift store in Winter Garden. There are 'treasures' in them stores!