Saturday, 3 May 2008

Edouard Manet, A Bar at the Folies Bergere, 1881

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Edouard Manet [French Realist/Impressionist Painter, 1832-1883]

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think this painting is a take on how horribly realistic this life actualy is to our sisiety. For instance the blured people in the mirror dressed in the finest clothes engoying entertainment given by the trapizest in the top left hand coner and drinking the finest wines, but with an outsider; the barmaid dressed in tight dark clothes with lace trims serving drink to which this would of been considered, at the time, as lowly job, staring in to what apperes to be nothing(it's not hard to belive critics thought she was a prostatute).I belive this harsh seperation in the painting reflicts the seperation in our modern day sociesy.