Folies Bergere Poster
You've likely seen this glassy-eyed late 19th Century barmaid before, but what can we make of this painting today?

Better Know: Manet’s Bar

Édouard Manet, Olympia, 1863, oil on canvas, 130 x 190 cm (Musée d'Orsay, Paris)
Manet decided to replace the idealized female nude with the image of a known prostitute. It didn’t go so well.

Édouard Manet, Olympia

Édouard Manet, Émile Zola, detail
This enigmatic portrait of a celebrated writer and critic does not provide the information we expect from it.

Édouard Manet, Émile Zola

Édouard Manet, The Balcony, 1868-69
This work celebrates the leisurely lifestyle of the urban bourgeoisie, but it also shows its more somber aspects.

Édouard Manet, The Balcony