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Paintings by Edouard Manet


The Monet Family in their Garden at Argentuil by Edouard Manet
Edouard Manet's The Monet Family in their Garden                              at Argentuil (oil on canvas, 24x39-1/4 inches)                                            hangs in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Edouard Manet's The Monet Family in their Garden at Argentuil (oil on canvas, 24x39-1/4 inches) hangs in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Edouard Manet painted The Monet Family in their Garden at Argentuil in 1874. In this painting Edouard Manet exhibits some of the techniques that made the Impressionists well-known.

Although Edouard Manet never accepted the invitation to exhibit with the Impressionists, he remained sympathetic to their desire to provide an alternative venue for contemporary art. Manet was also increasingly influenced by aspects of their stylistic innovations. In painting outdoors, as in The Monet Family in their Garden at Argentuil, a portrait of Claude Monet, Manet used a lighter, fresher palette and broken brush strokes that suggest a natural -- rather than a composed -- impression.

For another example of how the Impressionists influenced Edouard Manet, go on to the next page.

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