IMPRESSIONISTS: RENOIR AND MANET
The Impressionists features two of the world’s most beloved and influential artists: Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Edouard Manet.
Renoir was the first of the Impressionists to find great public success as a painter and printmaker, with a catalog raisonné that boasts 60 prints: 25 engravings and 35 lithographs. These works were produced after the artist had achieved fame, and represent his desire to satisfy commercial demand.
Manet, however, benefited from economic independence and developed a strong style, revolutionary in the choice of themes represented. He maintained a cautious attitude towards his Impressionist peers and their traditional vision of art, preoccupied instead with acceptance by the juries of the Salons, which he received only in the very last years of his life.
Centuries later, we now appreciate both artists’ works as groundbreaking for their time, and witness their undeniable influence on artists for centuries to come.