A Bar at the Folies-Bergere, c.1881/82 Edouard Manet (1832-1883)

Location: Courtauld Institute of Art London United Kingdom
Original Size: 96 x 130 cm
A Bar at the Folies-Bergere, c.1881/82 | Manet | Painting Reproduction

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We create our paintings with museum quality and covering the highest academic standards. Once we get your order, it will be entirely hand-painted with oil on canvas. All the materials we use are the highest level, being totally artist graded painting materials and linen canvas.

We will add 1.6" (4 cm) additional blank canvas all over the painting for stretching.

High quality and detailing in every inch are time consuming. The reproduction of Edouard Manet also needs time to dry in order to be completely ready for shipping, as this is crucial to not be damaged during transportation.
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"A Bar at the Folies-Bergère" by Edouard Manet holds an intriguing history that adds depth to its significance in the art world. Created in 1882, this iconic masterpiece portrays a scene set in the popular Folies-Bergère, a renowned entertainment venue in Paris.

Upon its debut at the Salon of 1882, the painting garnered both admiration and controversy. It was met with critical acclaim by some for its technical prowess and innovative composition, while others expressed disdain and bewilderment. The composition itself raises questions and challenges the viewer's perception of reality.

The central figure in the painting is a barmaid, standing behind the counter of the bustling bar. She gazes directly at the viewer, her expression enigmatic and thought-provoking. Behind her, an array of bottles and glasses populate the bar, meticulously painted with Manet's keen attention to detail.

One of the most striking features of the painting is the mirror situated behind the barmaid. The mirror reflects a different perspective of the scene, presenting an intriguing visual puzzle. The reflection depicts the back of the barmaid, seemingly engaged in conversation with a male customer. However, the spatial relationship between the barmaid and the reflected figures creates a sense of ambiguity and distortion.

The Folies-Bergère was known for its lively and often chaotic atmosphere, featuring various forms of entertainment, including acrobatic performances, live music, and dancing. In the reflection, one can discern a glimpse of a lively crowd and a balcony where spectators gather to watch the spectacle. This contrast between the energetic reflection and the barmaid's subdued demeanor adds to the painting's narrative complexity.

Additionally, the painting captures the changing social dynamics of the time. The barmaid, a symbol of the working class, stands amidst the opulence and consumerism of the burgeoning urban society. The juxtaposition of the barmaid and the elegant clientele raises questions about class, gender, and the blurred boundaries between reality and illusion.

Over time, "A Bar at the Folies-Bergère" has become recognized as one of Manet's most influential and celebrated works. Its innovative composition, use of perspective, and thought-provoking themes have left a lasting impact on the development of modern art. Today, the painting is housed in the Courtauld Gallery in London, where it continues to captivate audiences and provoke discussions on the complexities of modern life and representation.

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J LipseyVerified Reviewer
10th February 2021 11:17pm
Manet's "A Bar at the Folies-Bergere" just arrived. We just love it! Mike, you did a fabulous job! This is our fourth painting from TopOfArt. It is beautiful. The colors are brilliant and the detail is remarkable. We are looking forward to getting it framed so we can hang it alongside your other paintings!