Saturday, 23 January 2021

Manet Day Again

 Here at Nigeness we rarely let January 23rd go without marking the birthday of Edouard Manet (born 1832). This year in particular, one of his glorious late flower paintings would surely make a cheering sight. The one above is described as 'Roses, Oeillets, Pensées' (roses, carnations, pansies) or, more vaguely in English, 'Flowers in a Crystal Vase'.  As with so many of these flower paintings, the vase itself is a little masterpiece. He paints it again, still more brightly, in 'Lilas et Roses' – ah, roll on lilac time...

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