The Jetty of Boulogne-Sur-Mer
Poster from the Van Gogh Museum.
Edouard Manet was a nineteenth century French painter who is regarded as one of the first artists to approach modern-life subjects during a time when historic and religious themed works were primarily produced. He was a pivotal figure in the transition from Realism to Impressionism. His early masterworks are considered water shed painting that mark the genesis of modern art. His roughly painted style, photographic lighting, and attention to the material quality of paint were the beginnings of new modes of artistic practice, one that is now classified as early modern.