Manet played an important role in the transition from realism to the more spontaneous and luminous style of Impressionism. Manet’s principal subject matter was modern life in nineteenth-century Paris, but he also painted flower still lifes. These bouquets might seem like a boring subject compared with the bustling life of the French capital, but flowers allowed the Impressionists an opportunity to experiment with light and colour.
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|Title||Still Life with White Peonies and Other Flowers|
|Material and technique||Oil on canvas|
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
|Location||This object is in storage|
Width 26.5 cm
Height 35.5 cm
|Accession number||2609 (MK)|
|Credits||Verworven met de verzameling van / Acquired with the collection of: D.G. van Beuningen 1958|
|Age artist||Between 43 and 51 years old|
|Collector||Collector / D.G. van Beuningen|
|Geographical origin||France > Western Europe > Europe|
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