Music in the Tuileries (1862), Edouard Manet

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Step into the vibrant world of Edouard Manet's masterpiece, "Music in the Tuileries," where the harmonious blend of artistry and ambiance transports you to 1862 Paris. This iconic painting captures the essence of a leisurely afternoon in the Tuileries Gardens, where Parisians gather to indulge in the pleasures of music, conversation, and fashion.

Manet's deft brushstrokes bring to life a kaleidoscope of characters, each meticulously placed to create a dynamic composition. The central focus lies on the ensemble of elegantly dressed men and women, their fashionable attire reflecting the zeitgeist of the era. Delicate parasols, dapper top hats, and flowing dresses encapsulate the sophistication of 19th-century Parisian society.

The scene is not merely a snapshot; it's a symphony of social commentary. Manet's keen eye for detail extends beyond the fashionable facade, subtly hinting at the diverse social strata present. The juxtaposition of well-dressed aristocrats and bohemian figures fosters a narrative of societal contrasts, a theme recurrent in Manet's oeuvre.

The play of light is another hallmark of Manet's genius, as dappled sunlight filters through the lush foliage, casting a warm glow on the gathering. This technique not only enhances the visual appeal of the painting but also underscores the transient nature of moments captured in time.

"Music in the Tuileries" stands as a testament to Manet's avant-garde approach, bridging the gap between traditional and modern art. The brushwork, composition, and thematic richness contribute to the enduring allure of this masterpiece, making it a timeless reflection of Parisian life in the 19th century.

Immerse yourself in the splendor of "Music in the Tuileries," where every stroke tells a story, and every character becomes a note in the symphony of Parisian elegance and societal dynamics.

This painting of the Tuileries Gardens in Paris was Manet's first major work depicting modern city life. The band is playing and a fashionable crowd has gathered to listen. The picture includes portraits of Manet's friends and family. These include Manet himself as well as: Baudelaire - poet (1821 - 1867); Théophile Gautier - poet and novelist (1811 - 1872); Ignace Fantin-Latour - flower-painter (1836 - 1904); Jacques Offenbach (1819 - 1880) - composer; Eugène - the artist's brother (1833 - 1892).

Available as a fine art print and as a stretched canvas panel (heavy fine art canvas stretched over 1.5 inch deep edge solid wood frame)

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All prints are made using archival art stocks and UV pigment inks to give up to 200 years life. Prints are sold unframed and unmounted.


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Fine art papers are printed without any additional white border Please let us know at the time of ordering if you would like a small additional white border.

Rolled canvas options have an additional white border of approximately 2.5 inches (7cm) on all 4 sides to aid stretching.

Ready to hang canvas panels are stretched on 1.5 inch deep solid pine frames from sustainable forestry sources. The image is mirrored on all 4 sides to give an aesthetically pleasing finish.

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