Édouard Manet - The Exposition Universelle 1867

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The Exposition Universelle 1867

The Exposition Universelle 1867
108x196cm oil/canvas
Nasjonalgalleriet, Oslo, Norway

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From Nasjonalgalleriet, Oslo:
The 1850s onwards witnessed an explosive growth in the number of so-called World’s Expositions (or World’s Fairs), and in 1867 France held the largest one yet. The exposition occupied the entire Champ de Mars in Paris, to where spectators thronged from the whole world. Édouard Manet was excluded from the exposition’s official art programme, and he therefore erected his own exhibition pavilion on a height on the right bank of the Seine, adjacent to Trocadero, from where one had a magnificent view of the exposition grounds.