Royal Academy: Manet

Monet? Manet? Let’s call the whole thing off.

Men dressed up and women naked – who doesn’t love a bit of Manet? So is it time to join the queue for Manet: Portraying Life at the RA? Here the excellent Waldemar Januszczak gives us his verdict, notably dissecting the delicious Dejeuner sur L’herbe. WARNING: This video includes some rather fine nudity.

And here’s the inimitable Matthew Collins giving us the low down on Manet’s life and times.

And for good measure….. here’s the Observer’s take by the excellent Laura Cumming and the review in the ever useful Londonist.

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