Manet: Portraying Life

Edouard Manet, Portrait of Zacharie Astruc, 1866, oil on canvas, 35 x 45 inches,
Edouard Manet, Portrait of Zacharie Astruc, 1866, oil on canvas, 35 x 45 inches, Collection of the Kunsthalle Bremen.

On the occasion of the exhibition Manet: Portraying Life at the Toledo Museum, Ohio (on view from October 7, 2012–January 1, 2013), Tyler Green talks to exhibition co-curator Lawrence Nichols and Gary Tinterow, Director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

The segments include a discussion of Manet's interest in portraiture, his subjects, his interest in Frans Hals, and "the Spanish influence on Manet’s portraiture, both Spanish pictures Manet saw in France in the 1850s and early 1860s and then the importance of Manet’s 1865 visit to Spain."