Art history is full of compelling side trips, including the story of the complex relationship between transitional painter Edouard Manet and impressionist Berthe Morisot, a unique friendship not unlike that of their contemporaries Mary Cassatt and Edgar Degas. Manet was both friend and mentor to Morisot, and, after she married Eugène Manet, her brother-in-law, as well; he painted eleven portraits of her over time, and though rumors exist about the full extent of their relationship, no one can really be certain where its... More >>>