The painter of works such as “Luncheon on the Grass” and “Olympia” that outraged the critics, Manet above all was a chronicler of modern life. But his work in the 1860s is filled with references to past art. Hailed as the father of Impressionism, Manet never showed with the group. This three-session class looks at his controversial early works, his treatment of contemporary subjects, and his rich connections to the art and politics of his time.