Manet fan...so, I brought this copy of a Manet I did awhile back.
If you ever get a chance, see The Impressionists (a BBC production). Manet and all the major artists are depicted like regular people..like you and me! What impressed me most was how all the actual painting in the film is not fudged. Throughout the production, where there is paint being put down, you realize the person doing it is a real painter...or at the very least schooled in holding the brush and making painterly marks...not easy to fake.
Well, what about you, do you have a favorite influence from yesteryear? Who is it?
(To see what the others brought today, go HERE).
(A compilation of some scenes):
(Top Photo) Painting: Celeste Bergin, After Manet, oil on 9x12 canvas panel