According to A. Proust, Eduard Manet was endowed with amazing vigilance, he extracted a lot of unusual observations from ordinary city walks, the capital of France did not know such flaners anymore. In 1876, the artist was completely absorbed in thoughts about the Salon, only thinking about his exhibition. The author easily painted the streets of Paris, cafes, portraits, naked women, etc. .. It was this sight and style of the author that attracted many new innovators.
The same year, at the exhibition, the artist decided to submit to the jury the painting “Nana” - the lady’s toilet in half the world. Many viewers believe that the canvas is painted in the style of impressionism, but the author himself does not think so! A very interesting fact is that the image in the picture is inspired by thoughts about cases of Mary of an intimate nature, although he did not draw her. Henrietta, who was a famous woman of that time, became the model of the creator. She was also the mistress of the Prince of Orange. The picture shows a woman of easy virtue in a blue satin corset and white shirt.
The artist chose this name for his spectacular work of art because Nana was the most famous name among women of this type. The creator very well showed her perky physiognomy, flexible waist, because behind him was a gentleman with a cane in an elegant suit and top hat. On this canvas, Manet shows how much the experience gained by him during his travels and teachings, changed him, he perfectly learned the lessons of impressionism. But the artist made it clear that this lesson immediately assimilated and created his new method, adjusted impressionism to his method. That is why when Mane tried to appropriate the title of impressionist, he reacted very sharply! For all the years of his work, Eduard Manet has created many creations. He uniquely depicted portraits, amazing postures of figures and their movements. He captured all this with unusual strokes. In the artist’s canvas, it’s easy to read the psychology of the picture, to feel the artist himself. The creator could just a couple of strokes to convey to the viewer the character and condition of the hero.
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