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Wednesday 17th June 2009 10pm-11:30pm BBC HD
Using the artist's life as his narrative arch, Waldemar Januszczak tells the story of the complex man often cited as the father of the Impressionists. Manet's is the tale of the stubborn son who decides to become an artist and embarrass his father, a highly placed judge. But the dramatic life of this 19th-century French artist would not matter were it not for the revolutionary art it provoked, including the controversial Dejeuner sur l'herbe.
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