|The Beach at Sainte Adresse, 1867, Claude Monet. I wonder if he ever went for a swim?|
|Edge of the Sea, 1854, Gustave Courbet.|
Courbet was painting beach scenes when
Monet was but a lad of fourteen.
|Luncheon on the Grass (detail), 1863, Edouard Manet.|
Behind the grassy picnic and the naked lady, Manet
dabbled and daubed at Impressionism.