Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The Cafe Concert

"The Cafe Concert" was painted by Edouard Manet in 1878 and he used oil on canvas. Manet painted a few different cafe scenes trying to describe observations of social life in 19th century Paris. People in the painting are depicted drinking, listening to music, reading, or being waited on. Apart from the man with the black top hat, each person in this painting is either cut in half because of the frame or is overlapped by another person. It seems as though the man with the top hat is supposed to be our main focus in this painting, but in fact, I find the room itself to be the main focus. I find this painting very interesting but also a little complex.

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