Édouard Manet is a famous French painter of the second half of the 19th century. Sometimes considered as the father of Impressionism, Manet does not really fit in this category. He chose contemporary subjects, depicting 19th-century Parisian life, just as other impressionists did. Still, while impressionists focused on light and colors, Manet sometimes showed evident attention to details in a realistic manner. Read along to discover more about his life and art in 6 paintings.