A Bar at the Folies-Bergère by Édouard Manet

In this episode, we’ll be visiting A Bar at the Folies-Bergère by Édouard Manet which is currently at the Courtauld Gallery, London. Welcome to Art, Culture & Books with me, Anthony King.

Édouard Manet was born on January 23, 1832 and died April 30 1883 and was a significant French painter of the modern era. He was among the first artists in the 19th century to depict contemporary life and played a key role in the shift from Realism to Impressionism. “A Bar at the Folies-Bergère,” painted in 1882, just one year before he died and was displayed at the Paris Salon that year and is considered one of his final major works. It shows a scene inside the Folies Bergère nightclub in Paris and reflects Manet’s commitment to portraying realistic details of modern Parisian life.

By Anthony King (c)