1. How did Manet break with 19th century conventions of art and morality in his famous paintings? Why did he do this, do you think? How does the interest in Japanese prints in the late 19th century jive with Manet’s art?
2. Why is the Impressionist focus on scenes of leisure and landscapes Modern? How does that reflect changes in European society? How does the impressionist technique of painting mirror changes in the pace of Modern society?