Manet portraits hung in Royal Academy, London
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A look inside historic Manet show

The Royal Academy in London is opening the biggest ever exhibition of Manet's work in the UK.

The French artist Manet has been described as the founding father of modern art, breaking the establishment rules by painting contemporary life in a modern way.

This week, the Royal Academy in London is opening the biggest ever exhibition of his work in the UK.

For the first time, the focus is on Manet's portraits.

Our arts editor Will Gompertz has taken a look.