This charming Manet is a reminder that the painters of his era shared our impulse to capture the fleeting moment. Of course, they didn’t have a many-pixeled camera phone in their purse or pocket to do the job.
Don’t we live in extra-ordinary times? Able to do things that would have had us burnt at the stake as witches not so very long ago…
The Railway by Edouard Manet
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