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Manet: Portraying Life at the Royal Academy of Arts

from 26/01/2013 to 14/04/2013

Event: Manet: Portraying Life at the Royal Academy of Arts

Location: Royal Academy of Arts, W1

The Royal Academy of Arts is holding the first big exhibition of portraits by the French painter Edouard Manet beginning in January.

The exhibition will examine the relationship between Manet’s portrait painting and his scenes of contemporary Parisian life. More than 50 paintings spanning the artist’s career will be on show, from collections both public and private, from around the world.

Some famous images will be on show, such as The Luncheon (1868) which is rarely lent out by the Neue Pinakothek in Munich, and The Railway (1873) from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, and four paintings from the Musée d’Orsay in Paris: portrait of Emile Zola, Madame Manet at the piano (both 1868), Berthe Morisot with a Bouquet of Violets (1872),  and Stephane Mallarme (1876).

The Royal Academy currently has exhibitions on British landscape artists Constable, Gainsborough and Turner and contemporary Japanese artist Mariko Mori, both until 17 Feb.