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Edouard Manet

Olympia c. 1863 One of the Greatest paintings of All Time

 It appears that it is necessary that I make a nude. Well, I will do it.. In the transparency of the open air, with people as those which we see over there. I am going to be criticized savagely. it doesn't matter... -- Edouard Manet

A painter can say all he wants to with fruit or flowers or even clouds.  -- Edouard Manet

A good painting is true to itself. -- Edouard Manet

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