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21 June 2017Edouard Manet “ A Bar at the Folies-Bergère”
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Edouard Manet “ A Bar at the Folies-Bergère”
Lizzie Darbyshire
Wednesday 21 June 2017

Edouard Manet's A Bar at the Folies-Bergère of 1882 is one of the most treasured possessions of the Courtauld Collection. Here we are invited to engage with a young barmaid at work in a fashionable Parisian establishment. A gentleman waits to be served whilst in the background spectators watch the night's entertainments. All seems to be well-but is it? Is this a straightforward representation of the Folies-Bergère or is it Manet, often called the godfather of Modern Art, playing with our expectations? This lecture examines the work of Edouard Manet and delves deeper into the many facets of this iconic and endlessly fascinating painting