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The main subjects of many paintings by Eduard Manet are different scenes that take place in the cafe. At that time, these establishments were also clubs. The men ate enough at first, and then spent time playing an exciting game of dominoes or billiards. Ladies, meanwhile, drank traditional plum or cherry tinctures. Other decent women were not allowed to drink other drinks in a public place, nor were they allowed to smoke. If a woman did this, then it was believed that she had a fairly easy behavior.
Manet himself was also a regular in many Parisian cafes of that time. He came here not only to eat deliciously, but also to meet friends. Here they gathered regularly to chat, argue about painting or literature, and discuss all the latest news. Sometimes there were even quarrels, which sometimes ended in fights. Many famous and just beginning writers and artists gathered here.
In the picture “In the Cafe” the viewer sees a completely everyday scene. A certain lady, whose facial features are practically not spelled out in details, came to the cafe to drink cherry tincture. Judging by her clothes and hairstyle, she is rich enough. In addition to her, the cafe has many visitors, but they merge into certain color spots.
The picture is quite bright. Manet used a lot of white and black. It is worth noting some monotony. Here you will not see a riot of colors. Although is it necessary? Characters are not registered, but this is not necessary. The scene is quite ordinary, easily recognizable for every resident of Paris. Her extraordinary charm is precisely in this routine. It turns out that in everyday life and seemingly unremarkable, there is also a peculiar beauty. It really deserves to become the plot of a truly brilliant creation.
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