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Distinguished Lecture: 'An exquisite art': Edouard Manet and the Eighteenth Century 

When: Sun., Nov. 2, 3-4 p.m. 2014
Phone: 210-824-5368
Price: McNay members free. Nonmembers $10. Educators and students with ID $5
The nineteenth-century’s great painter of modern life, Édouard Manet often looked to the art of earlier eras for inspiration. This lecture will examine how his discovery of the French Rococo—pictures painted by Jean-Antoine Watteau, Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin and other eighteenth-century masters—inflected Manet’s portrayal of his own time.


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