American abstract painter, Brice Marden (b. 1938) is known for his
minimalist, monochromatic early works using large swaths of muted color to
convey a personal sense of meaning and feeling. His later works have become
more abstract, using multi-colored lines intertwining and looping around
each other on the canvas. In these works the focus shifts to his own
gestural brush strokes.
Edouard Manet (1832 - 1883) was a French painter and printmaker whose work
transitioned from realism to Impressionism. He is an Impressionist in his
attempts to accurately and objectively record scenes through the use of the
ever-changing qualities of light and color. His Le Dejeuner sur l"Herbe
("Luncheon on the Grass") (1863) and A Bar at the Folies-Bergère (1882) are
seminal works in the Impressionist lexicon.