bn.comÉdouard Manet, the godfather of Impressionism, as the author, noted art historian Françoise Cachin calls him, sought to paint his world as he saw it -- with often scandalous results. Scenes of Paris street life and the bohemian world of his friends were the subjects he loved. Cachin examines the artistic influences and seminal events that shaped Manet to achieve an understanding of the controversy surrounding some of his best-loved paintings.
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