Edouard Manet was a fl?neur in 19th century Paris. At ease among the grande bourgeoisie, a friend of Zola and Baudelaire, his interest turned gradually from history painting to scenes of city life. All his life he longed to be recognized, but works like Luncheon on the Grass and Olympia gave rise only to scandal. Moreover, his provocative snapshots of everyday life struck the viewer as only half-finished - a quality appealing to the artists later called Impressionists. The film tells of this eventful period and of the role played in it by Manet, who prepared the way for modern art. A Film by Didier Baussy-Oulianoff.
A fascinating documentary about the reluctant leader of the avant-garde during the French Impressionist Movement, LES SILENCES DE MANET was filmed on location in Paris, throughout France, and in Spain. These landscapes, cityscapes and interiors were the bread and butter for the creative hunger of the wildly influential Manet.
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