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Born in 1832 in the astonishing Paris, Édouard Manet is the painter that inspired the beginning of Impressionism. His father, Auguste Manet, was a reputable judge, and his mother had noble heritage. His parents discouraged his interest in art at first, but with time, they realized the potential that the young Manet had and supported his career.
Supported by his uncle, Edmond Fournier, Manet started to frequent and study at the Louvre, where he practiced replicating the paintings of the old masters. In 1853, he traveled to Germany, Italy, and Holand, where he was exposed to the talent of some of the most notable artists, being influenced mostly by Diego Velazquez, Frans Hals, and Francisco José de Goya.
After six years studying with Thomas Couture, Édouard opened his own studio. Using a broad brushstroke, the artist created his own style by painting in a looser and Impressionistic fashion. His favorite subject was depicting normal people in everyday activities, which startled some and impressed many others.
The artist was invited multiple times to display his art in Impressionist exhibitions, but he always turned them down. He always preferred the salons, and like most of his paintings, the master Édouard Manet was a contradiction, both common and bourgeoisie, radical and traditional.
The bar at the Folies-Bergère was painted in 1882 and is considered to be one of his last greatest works. This magnificent oil painting was exhibited at the Paris Salon and is one of the most impressive Cafe Scenes that Edouard has ever painted. Emmanuel Chabrier, a famous composer and personal friend of Manet, has acquired this painting, and it was one of the fourteen masterpieces he had at the time.
Portraying a detailed scene of the nineteenth century, this painting exemplifies Manet's commitment to Realism. The central character is Suzon, a real person who worked at the Folies-Bergère in 1880. With the addition of the oranges, the artist identifies the barmaid as a prostitute. According to the art historian Larry Ligo, Manet added the fruits to represent the prostitutes for which the nightclub was well-known.
The background was painted with rich details on two levels of the crowded Cafe. With the characters drawn using sophisticated clothes, Édouard Manet depicts the mixture of social classes that used to frequent this club, describing an everyday life situation, one of the trademarks of his style.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of The Bar at the Folies Bergere 1882, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of The Bar at the Folies Bergere 1882 that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
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We always ship express via courier to ensure your order reaches you as soon as possible - normally within three business days. The total delivery time from the moment you place your order until the package is delivered to your door is normally between three to four weeks.
If, in the unlikely event you were dissatisfied with the painting after reviewing it in person, it can be returned for a full refund for up to 365 days after delivery.
When you receive the painting; you are free to return it for more revisions or else for a full refund minus our actual shipping cost -- which is, on average, $25 per painting.
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Depending on the degree of damage to the warranted painting, it will either be repaired or replaced. This warranty service is provided free of charge.
When purchasing a painting on its own, it will arrive rolled inside a secure tube with an extra 1.5" of white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it in any local frame shop.
You may choose to purchase your painting framed, in which case, it will arrive "ready to hang". We offer more than 20 beautiful models, all hand finished and expertly assembled by our experienced framers.
Note that for safety reasons we can only frame up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached the framing option is automatically disabled.
If you are planning to frame your painting yourself,
use an existing frame, or frame it locally, you may choose to order your painting with a stretching service,
meaning that it will arrive mounted on wooden bars.
If you're considering not framing your painting at all, you may opt for a Gallery Wrap. The term Gallery Wrap refers to the way the canvas is stretched, which is by wrapping it around thick stretcher bars, about 1.5 inch thick, with the canvas being secured to the back rather than the sides of those bars.
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