Often called the father of Impressionism, Édouard Manet was on the forefront of the art world during the mid-1800s. His paintings often looked like one scene of a larger picture, a technique he borrowed from photographs. Readers learn about Manet's life and work, including Monet in His Floating Studio, a painting featuring Manet's friend the artist Claude Monet. Details and interesting facts about each piece are called out to the reader, such as the reflections on the water in The Banks of the Seine at Argenteuil. Additional information is found in a timeline and fact boxes of famous quotes.