Édouard Manet (1832-1883), was a French painter, one of the most distinguished painters of the 19th century. He is considered to be one of the precursors of Impressionism, he collaborated and exhibited with other well-known impressionists. He liked to shock the bourgeois audience with the contrast of clothes and nakedness. The biggest scandal provoked his painting under the title 'Olimpia' (1863) depicting a naked woman, prostitute Victorine Meurent, dressed only in carefully selected jewerly and shoes, at the feet of her one can see a cat which symbolises sensuality and sexuality of women. Paintings by Manet are a great wall decoration in the tastefully decorated interiors.