1848 – 1907
Industrial Revolution II

Manet's Émile Zola


Édouard Manet, Émile Zola, 1868, oil on canvas, 57 x 45 inches or 146.5 x 114 cm
(Musée d'Orsay, Paris)

This portrait was painted in appreciation for the support Zola gave to Manet in his
1866 essay in La Revue du XXe siècle and during Manet's independent exhibition 
held along side the Universal Exposition in 1867.

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Monica Smith wrote on Wednesday, September 07, 2011

My humanities classes are viewing a fascinating 3 part series on the impressionist painters (produced by BBC). I can't wait to show them this short clip which gives a fine analysis of Manet's painting and draws connections to this time period which my students (and I) find so fascinating!

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