Nearly 80 paintings, drawings, and prints from Edouard Manet’s early career will be on display at Venice’s Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia in their new “Manet. Return to Venice” exhibit. The show was organized in collaboration with Paris’ Musee d’Orsay, which houses the largest number of Manet’s masterpieces.
The exhibit is centered around Manet’s formative years as a painter, with a special attention paid to the Italian Renaissance art that served as the inspiration of his early musings. Though Manet’s art would later be thought of as the pre-cursor to modern art, much of his early work was increasingly academic. Italian artists such as Titian, Tintoretto, and Lotto were the influence of much of Manet’s early career.
“Manet. Return to Venice” marks the most significant and critical Manet exhibit to take place in Italy. The exhibition will be on display in Venice through August 18th.