Painter Edouard Manet was born in Paris, France on this date in 1832.
The Grand Canal, Venice 1974
"It appears that it is necessary that I make a nude. Well, I will do it. In the transparency of the open air, with people as those which we see over there. I am going to be criticized savagely. It doesn't matter."
The painting above was used in this great SNL sketch from season 3 featuring Dan Aykroyd and Laraine Newman.