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Edouard Manet – Dans la Serre

Artist

Edouard Manet was born on January 1, 1832 in Paris and also died there on April 30, 1883. Like Paul Cezanne, he was a pioneer of modern painting. Every day, Manet, elegantly dressed, strolled down the streets of Paris, to observe modern everyday life, so he could reflect on it in his paintings. He met progressive contemporary artists, authors, painters and politicians in cafes, restaurants, bars and vaudevilles. He never felt associated with impressionism. His naturalistic works were publically dismissed. His most famous painting “The Luncheon on the Grass” belonged to his “Ugly Naked Women” collection. It was rejected by Salon de Paris out of consideration because of the rare style and the moral feeling. Ten days before he died, he found out that he had syphilis and had to have a leg amputateed. He found respect and admiration for his work – after his death.

Artwork

The artwork “Dans la Serre”, the German title is “Im Wintergarten” was completed by Manet in 1879. It measures 150 x 115 cm (width x height). Portrayed is the married Guillemet couple in the music academy of painter Johann Georg Otto Rosen in the Rue d’Amsterdam in Paris. The Guillemet couple ran a fashion shop in the Rue Faubourg Saint-Honore.

Brief description

The elegantly dressed Madame Guillemet is sitting in a pigeon blue coloured dress on a dark blue bench in a winter garden, with lush, green plants. She’s wearing a light yellow hat, with gloves that match the colour of the dress. She’s holding a light yellow umbrella in her right hand, that’s laying on her lap. She casually has her left arm resting on the backrest of the bench. Her left hand - without a glove – is visible and was positioned in the middle of the picture by the painter. A step behind the backrest stands a man, Monsieur Guillemet. He’s bowing down. His left arm is resting on the backrest with his left hand he points his finger towards his wife’s hand. His hand is also in the centre of the picture. Both of them are wearing wedding rings and as we know through history, they were a couple. It’s peculiar that they are not looking at one another. They both seem individually reserved. Even the bench which is lightly drawn, almost see through, appears to create a frontier between them. The hands in the centre of the picture with the rings on emphasize an attachment.

Genre & Material

Painting of Imperialism. Painted with oil on a canvas.

Where can I find this in Berlin?

In the Alten Nationalgalerie on the Museuminsel, Bodestraße 1-3, 10178 Berlin-Mitte. To find out how to get there, please click the link below the description

The elegantly dressed Madame Guillemet is sitting in a pigeon blue coloured dress on a dark blue bench in a winter garden, with lush, green plants. She’s wearing a light yellow hat, with gloves that match the colour of the dress. She’s holding a light yellow umbrella in her right hand, that’s laying on her lap. She casually has her left arm resting on the backrest of the bench. Her left hand – without a glove – is visible and was positioned in the middle of the picture by the painter. A step behind the backrest stands a man, Monsieur Guillemet. He’s bowing down. His left arm is resting on the backrest with his left hand he points his finger towards his wife’s hand. His hand is also in the centre of the picture. Both of them are wearing wedding rings and as we know through history, they were a couple. It’s peculiar that they are not looking at one another. They both seem individually reserved. Even the bench which is lightly drawn, almost see through, appears to create a frontier between them. The hands in the centre of the picture with the rings on emphasize an attachment.

Hier geht es zu dem Museum in Berlin, in dem Sie dieses Meisterwerk finden

ART@Berlin: Edouard Manet – Dans la Serre

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