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Thursday, August 01, 2013

Manet: The Races in the Bois de Boulogne

Édouard Manet - The Races in the Bois de Boulogne
oil on canvas, 1872
J.H. Whitney Collection
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I am passionate for the tones Manet was getting in each of his oils. And each time I happen to see one of them, I am staring at these colors. In a way he is unique.

This painting is in the collection of John (Jock) Hay Whitney, who was a US ambassador to London, publisher of the NY Herald Tribune, an art collector, a philanthropist, and a very important businessman, founder of the oldest venture capital firm in history. His acquisition of this painting witnesses his lifelong passion for horses and horse races.

And Bois de Boulogne has a long history, starting with King Dagobert and passing throughout centuries.  I'd like to put here also some other famous paintings linked to this place.

Effigy of King Dagobert
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(Bois de Boulogne)

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