Édouard Manet’s A Bar at the Folies-Bergère (1882) is considered his best work because it pushes at the boundaries of art and portraiture in many different ways, inviting the viewer to consider some powerful questions about Paris social life at the time.
This opening webinar will introduce attendees to Édouard Manet’s famous painting, A Bar at the Folies-Bergère, briefly highlighting aspects of the artwork and discussing the impact the painting had within Paris in 1882.
The webinar will also introduce attendees to the concept of a response – presenting new interpretations of an artwork.
Finally, the session will launch Reworking Manet, a live brief for state school students aged 14-18, which asks participants to research, interrogate and create a personal response to the painting in any media.
Our Introducing Reworking Manet Live Brief (and what is a response) workshop will take place online on Wednesday 18th January 2023 and will be led by art historian Francesca Herrick. Bookings are open.