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A Bar at the Folies-Bergère Painting by Édouard Manet
Édouard Manet's painting A Bar at the Folies-Bergère is regarded to be his final big work. It was painted in 1882 and displayed at the Salon de Paris the same year. It depicts a scene from the Paris nightclub Folies Bergère. The picture was initially hanging over the piano of composer Emmanuel Chabrier, a personal friend of Manet's. It is currently on display at the Courtauld Gallery in London.
In its realistic depiction of a modern setting, the painting illustrates Manet's devotion to Realism. Many aspects of the painting have perplexed critics, but almost all of them have been proven to have a reason, and the painting has been the subject of numerous popular and academic essays.
The picture is dense with details that reveal social status and setting. Suzon, the woman behind the bar, was a real person working at the Folies-Bergère in the early 1880s. Manet photographed her in his studio for his painting. According to art historian Larry L. Ligo, who claims that Manet frequently associated oranges with prostitution in his works, Manet labels the barmaid as a prostitute by putting a dish of oranges in the foreground.
The perfect accent for any space! Each wood print is unique due to the natural qualities of each individual panel of wood.
• Wood canvas made from Birch wood sourced from sustainable Canadian forests • UV set inks, meaning the print resists water • Each wood print is made in Montreal, Canada • Easy care, don’t touch the print if you don’t have to, but you can wipe it with a dry or damp cloth to remove dust • Arrives ready to hang! 4-panel frame in the back allows you to just pop the wood print on a small nail in the wall, no wires necessary