This photo is of the Royal Academy's new exhibition 'Manet: Portraying Life' which displays over 50 paintings spanning the artist's career and runs until April 14, 2013.
I was trained as an oil painter, and Edouard Manet is absolutely one of my favorites. I also love when museums put color on their walls to enhance the artworks. The 'white cube' can be so visually boring, eh?
Great art and breathtaking art museums can be so incredibly inspiring, and nourishing for the soul.