Welfare·Begel's Bar Work Appreciation
"Welfare Berger's Bar" is Manet's impressionist canvas painting created in 1882, which is his masterpiece in his later years. In this painting he last portrayed the lives of Parisian and Howard who he knew and loved. The painting depicts a blonde waitress standing behind the bar, wearing a tunic with a wide lace, two hands resting on the counter and accepting customers. Behind her is a large mirror. Everything outside of the painting is looming into it. The bar was full of lights, guests were full, and the lively scene was vividly presented. In order to enhance the spatial contrast relationship, the painter deliberately used a large glass mirror as a background. With an array of wine bottles and glasses as background, the picture was varied and vivid, as if the viewer himself was standing at the stage. After this painting was exhibited in the Salon of 1882, it was widely acclaimed.
Schenio wrote that when he saw Manet writing the painting, when I returned to Paris in January 1882, the first person to visit was Manet. At that time he was painting "Welfare· The oil painting of Berger's bar, the model is a very beautiful girl, she stands behind a table full of food and wine. Although Manet used a mannequin in his paintings, he was not a natural copycat; I noticed in particular his brief artistic technique of masterly style. The shape of the woman's head is very obvious, but it does not mean that she looks like this. Every thing has gone through his re-creation; the tone is brighter than it actually is, the colors are more vivid, and the arrangement of moon and night is more compact. The effect is a noble and brisk harmony. He stopped painting and talked to me when I went. He said: "Simplification is necessary in art and it is also a kind of refinement... This description can help to understand this painting and Manet's artistic thoughts. The painting shows his classical nobleness. Temperament and gorgeous Impressionist colors can be seen as the brilliant ending of his life symphony.
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