Wednesday, June 8, 2022

01 Painting, The amorous game, Edouard Manet's Au père Lathuille, 1879 , Part 66 - With Footnotes

Edouard Manet  (1832–1883)
Au père Lathuille/ At the Père Lathuille Restaurant, c. 1879 
Oil on canvas
Height: 92 cm (36.2 in); Width: 112 cm (44 in)
Tournai Museum of Fine Arts

Chez le Père Lathuille (At the Père Lathuille Restaurant) is an 1879 oil-on-canvas painting by Édouard Manet. In the background is the proprietor. Manet also painted a portrait of his daughter.

Père Lathuille's cabaret, and later restaurant, was situated in the Batignolles quarter, on the site now occupied by a cinema at 7 Avenue de Clichy, just after the Barrière de Clichy so as to escape Parisian wine taxes. During the defence of Paris on 30 March 1814, marshal Bon-Adrien Jeannot de Moncey had used it as his command post. Just before the enemy arrived, Père Lathuille had handed out complimentary drinks to the soldiers, saying "Drink, my friends, drink for free - don't leave a single bottle of my wine in the casks". More on this painting

Édouard Manet (23 January 1832 – 30 April 1883) was a French painter. He was one of the first 19th-century artists to paint modern life, and a pivotal figure in the transition from Realism to Impressionism.

His early masterworks, The Luncheon on the Grass (Le déjeuner sur l'herbe) and Olympia, both 1863, caused great controversy and served as rallying points for the young painters who would create Impressionism. Today, these are considered watershed paintings that mark the genesis of modern art. More on Édouard Manet




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