Horse Racing by Manet

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Mark Cartwright
published on 14 March 2022
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An 1872 oil on canvas painting, Horse Racing, by Edouard Manet (1832-83), the French modernist painter. The was a work commissioned by a racing enthusiast. Manet was a frequent race-goer himself, particularly the races held at the Bois de Boulogne. Manet has deliberately blurred the scene and elongated the horses to give the impression of speed. (Private Collection)

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APA Style (2022, March 14). Horse Racing by Manet. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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