Product Tag - Édouard Manet

  • Olympia - Édouard Manet


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    The theme of this painting is revolutionary. While the common practice in French art at that time was to depict mythological, historical or biblical themes, Manet chose to paint a real woman. Not just any woman but a prostitute.
    The public was so outraged by the painting that guards had to be stationed next to the artwork to protect it. The painting was later moved to a spot high above a doorway where it could not be reached.

  • Portrait of Henry Bernstein as a Child - Édouard Manet

    Portrait of Henry Bernstein as a Child

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    – Henri Bernstein was a popular playwright who was known for a series of sensational melodramas. He was also known for his campaigns against Nazism and anti-Semitism. His anti-Nazi play Elvire played in Paris until the city fell to the Germans.
    – The sailor’s suit depicted in this was popular in Europe and America in the 19th century and has since been adopted as school uniforms in some Asian countries.

  • The Bar at the Folies Bergere

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    The painting was Manet’s last major work. It was presented by Manet at the Paris Salon a year before he died.
    The Folies Bergère was famous for its elaborate variety shows ranging from ballets to circus acts. The Folies Bergère is considered as a strong symbol of French and Parisian life and it is still in business to this day.


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