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Paintings Reproductions | A Bar at the Folies-Bergere, 1882 by Edouard Manet (1832-1883, France) | WahooArt.com

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 Paintings Reproductions | A Bar at the Folies-Bergere, 1882 by Edouard Manet (1832-1883, France) | WahooArt.com
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"A Bar at the Folies-Bergere"

Edouard Manet - Oil On Canvas - 96 x 130 cm - 1882 - (Courtauld Institute of Art (London, United Kingdom))

Edouard Manet’s A Bar at the Folies-Bergere had a controversial placement at the Salon. This piece has scholars and critics debating even 100 years after it was painted, with its ambiguities in every detail. In the painting, a barmaid in the foreground stands behind a bar in the Folies-Berger, and was likely a prostitute, an occupation that the hall welcomed. Behind her is a mirror beholding the popular music hall, filled with a fashionable crowd mingling in the balcony. The mirror adds her perspective within the image while still being the subject. However, her own reflection seems to be shifted to the right, revealing a man who she was serving. Her image offers one of many parts to his visual puzzle. Edouard Manet maintains his contradictory outlook as the image deals with the figurative relationship between reality and illusion parallel to his Realism with Impressionist strokes.





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