Great Paintings: The Balcony by Édouard Manet

The Balcony
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There are few Impressionist painters more famous than Édouard Manet. He produced many masterpieces throughout his career, and his work now hangs in many great museums. One of his most famous paintings is entitled The Balcony.

The piece depicts several of Manet’s friends and family members gathered on a green balcony, including his future sister-in-law Berthe Morisot. In the background…