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Bar in the Foley Berger, Eduard Manet - description of the painting

Bar in the Foley Berger, Eduard Manet - description of the painting

The bar at the Foley Berger - Eduard Manet. 96x130 cm

Foley-Bergard was one of the most famous places in Paris, not only because of its variety show and cabaret, but also because it was not uncommon for art bohemians to gather here. The brilliance of nightlife, and loneliness, together with alienation against the backdrop of fuss and festivities - these are the main leitmotifs of the latest painting by Eduard Manet.

As a model, Manet asked that the familiar barmaid Suzon and his friend Henri Dupree pose for a pose. Moreover, the artist made drafts right in the bar, to the right of the stage.

Critics had many questions defining the genre of this outstanding work by Manet. If you look closely, you can find features and genre scenes, and portraits, and still lifes - complete eclecticism. In addition, the work is distinguished by elegance of execution and sophisticated sadness.

Behind the marble counter is a young barmaid, a mirror behind her reflects a large number of visitors in the hall. It seems worth listening, and you can clearly feel the rumble and laughter of the walking crowd, interspersed with the cries of particularly noisy guests. Opposite the girl is a young gentleman in a top hat, but she is not looking at the visitor - her gaze is directed inward. The figure of a pensive girl seems to be sandwiched between two spaces separated by a counter: a real world and a surreal world.

Having hardly got to the Salon of 1882, the picture attracted everyone's attention - it was closely examined, discussed a lot, expressed opinions in the interpretation, but unanimously recognized that the world was a real masterpiece, which should be reckoned with.


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