Before Facebook, there was Manet, painting friends - Relationship between photography & portraiture | Art History & Literary Studies |

"Long before smartphones turned so many of us into amateur photographers and revolutionised how we depict each other through social media, there were the works of French Impressionist Edouard Manet.


Manet's portraits and how they were influenced by photography are the focus of "Manet: Portraying Life" at the Toledo Museum of Art, the only U.S. museum to host the exhibition before it moves to The Royal Academy of Arts in London next winter."


via @Independent

Via Antenna International