The Execution of Emperor Maximilian, 1868-69, oil on

The Execution of Emperor Maximilian, 1868-69, oil on

3/30/2021, 11:58:34 AM
The Execution of Emperor Maximilian, 1868-69, oil on canvas, 252 x 305 cm., Kunsthalle Mannheim, Germany #Art #Artists #Painters #Paintings #Arthistory #pittore #pittura #pintor #pintura #peintre #peinture #Arte #artista #artwork #Maler #Malerei #oilpainting #artgallery #masterpiece #masters #ÉdouardManet #Manet #impressionism #modernart The Execution of Emperor Maximilian is a series of paintings by Édouard Manet from 1867 to 1869, depicting the execution by firing squad of Emperor Maximilian I of the short-lived Second Mexican Empire. Manet produced three large oil paintings, a smaller oil sketch and a lithograph of the same subject. Manet supported the Republican cause, but nonetheless was inspired to start work on a painting heavily influenced by Goya's The Third of May 1808. The final work, painted in 1868-69 is now held by the Kunsthalle Mannheim. The painting is signed by Manet in the lower left corner but bears the date of Maximilian's execution in 1867 despite being painted in 1868-9.

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