Category Archives: Edouard Manet

The Ragpicker

“Sir, I’ve admired you for years,” I tell The Ragpicker. “People in Paris saw a man carrying a long stick, and usually crossed the street.” “They’re forgotten. You’re a masterpiece visited by thousands a week in the Norton Simon Museum.” “They also see a bum.” “It’s your suffering people appreciate when they gaze at your […]

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Romancing Women

This story is part of the collection “Paint it Blue”

Also posted in Art, Impressionism, James McNeill Whistler, Museums, Painters, San Francisco, Sex