Édouard Manet - The Guitar Player 1866

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The Guitar Player 1866

The Guitar Player 1866
63x80 oil/canvas
Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington

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From Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington:
The Guitar Player exemplifies Manet’s controversial “modern” approach, with its contemporary figure painted on a large canvas; a flat, two-dimensional picture plane; a sharp contrast of dark and light against a neutral background; and no idealized sentiment so prevalent in the accepted hierarchy of historical, religious and allegorical paintings at that time.