Music in the Tuileries

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Music in the Tuileries
ArtistÉdouard Manet
Year1862
TypeOil on canvas
LocationNational Gallery, London
 
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Music in the Tuileries
ArtistÉdouard Manet
Year1862
TypeOil on canvas
LocationNational Gallery, London

Music in the Tuileries is a painting by Édouard Manet which hangs in the National Gallery, London

It is an early example of Manet's painterly style, inspired by Frans Hals and Diego Velázquez, and it is a harbinger of his lifelong interest in the subject of leisure.

While the picture was not regarded as finished by some,[1] the suggested atmosphere imparts a sense of what the Tuileries gardens were like at the time; one may imagine the music and conversation.

Here Manet has depicted his friends, artists, authors, and musicians who take part, and he has included a self-portrait among the subjects. Included in the image are Manet himself, Charles Baudelaire, Théophile Gautier, Henri Fantin-Latour, Jacques Offenbach, and Manet's brother Eugène.[2]

References

  1. ^ King, Ross (2006). The Judgment of Paris: The Revolutionary Decade that Gave the World Impressionism. New York: Waller & Company. pp. 51–55. ISBN 0802714668.
  2. ^ "Music in the Tuileries Gardens". The National Gallery. http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/cgi-bin/WebObjects.dll/CollectionPublisher.woa/wa/work?workNumber=ng3260. Retrieved 2007-12-08.