French painting

Zucchini, Edouard Manet, 1879

  • Author: Edouard Manet
  • Museum: Museum of Fine Arts. Pushkin
  • Year: 1879
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Description of the picture:

Zucchini - Edouard Manet. 1879. Oil on canvas. 72x92

Being at the origins of impressionism, Edouard Manet, however, did not join this movement, although the coloristic quest of Claude Monet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir did not leave him indifferent.
Cloth "Zucchini" adjoins a series of works by the artist on the "restaurant" theme. The picture was written in a free pictorial manner with an underlined sketch, thanks to which it was often mistaken for a preparatory sketch for a large composition that remained unfulfilled. The piece represents a scene in an ordinary Parisian cafe, as if instantly seized by the attentive and keen gaze of the master. The composition is dominated by the massive figure of a smoker and a daymaker in a white blouse and white cap, heavy from wine, is leaning in his direction across the table. The interior of the cafe is transmitted in a generalized, free stroke, flashes of light spots enhance the optical effect of the depth of space.

Other paintings by Edward Manet
Breakfast on the grass
In the boat
Boy with a sword
Young man in a maho suit
Music in Tuileries
Bar in the Folies Bergère
Absinthe lover
Station Saint-Lazare
Breakfast in the workshop
Old musician

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