a bar at the folies-bergère

by edouard manet.
painted between 1881-1882.

this painting has always stayed in my mind since art history class in high school. there's just something about it. maybe it's the sad look in her eyes. the extravagantly dress gentleman looking at her that you can see in the reflection of the mirror. the end of an era in paris.

another thing crossed off my 25 before 25 list!


  1. That is such a great painting. My mom copied that dress once: http://lavendersgreen.com/Late19th.htm

  2. wow that is so cool, you mom did a really good job! i see that sewing runs in your family then? ;)


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