Artist of the Day- Degas and Manet (click on image to see more)

Actually I want to send out a plug for a really interesting book I am reading...The Art of Sebastian Smee. It's about the friendships between artists and how those friendships and competition affect their work and their relationship. Here are some works by both Manet and Degas. Both working in Paris at the same time. Degas a few years younger than Manet. Images #1-3 are by Degas...the first one is of Manet and his wife...way interesting! The last 2 are by Manet.