Modern Art 101: Édouard Manet, Father of Modern Painting

Tina Rivers Ryan – Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo), Formerly Columbia University

In this lecture, art historian Dr. Tina Rivers Ryan examines the masterpieces of 19th century French painter Édouard Manet, whose scandalous paintings are widely considered the first examples of modern art. From 1863’s “Olympia” to 1882’s “Bar at the Folies-Bergère,” Manet introduced shocking subject matter and stylistic innovations that came to define modern art for a century, from Pablo Picasso to Jackson Pollock.