The Railway – Manet

Listen to the Story: 8 minutes


Today, I’ll be looking at “The Railway” by Édouard Manet. This enigmatic painting has fascinated viewers since its creation in 1873. Set in a rapidly modernizing Paris, the work raised loads of questions (and critics’ hackles.)

We’ll find answers to some of the mysteries and (just like in “The Mill” episode) discover something I’d never seen before!