This weekend Richard took a look around Manet: Portraying Life at the Royal Academy of Arts, the first ever exhibition devoted to the portraiture of Edouard Manet, spanning works from his entire career, bringing together work from all around the world.
Manet (23.01.1832 – 30.04.1883) was an influential French painter, one of the first to explore modern and postmodern-life subjects that became a pivotal figure in the transition from Realism to Impressionism.
Richard discovered that he came before the Impressionist movement and paved the way for many others to follow, he was also very intelligent and ran in circles with authors such as Emile Zola and other artists, the work displayed was stunning and definitely worth your time to go and check out!
The exhibition is open until 14th April, with the final 3 days extended to midnight. Check it out while you still can!