Many canvases by French artists of the second half of the 19th century, including Edouard Manet, depict various scenes and scenes taking place in a cafe. Indeed, at that time the cafe was also a club of interests – if the regulars of the restaurant were not friends, they certainly knew each other. Men spent time playing billiards, dominoes or cards, while women enjoyed conversations and light fruit liqueurs. Women who used spirits, much less smoked, were considered girls of easy virtue.
Edouard Manet himself did not bypass the nightlife of the French capital and was his man in many places in Paris.
In his work “The Interior of the Cafe,” Edward Manet portrayed the usual everyday scene. The cafe is filled with many people, but they all merge into a faceless crowd. The artist’s view draws only the figure of a woman who came to the cafe to drink, but her face remains a mystery to the viewer. The artist showed her clothes and hair, that she has a good income.
This picture of Edward Mane is inherent in a certain monotony, it lacks the riot of colors inherent in the artist. But the painting “The interior of the cafe” and good for its simplicity, it enchants with its everydayness. The great artist, which, undoubtedly, was Eduard Manet, in the simplest unremarkable situation will find material for creating a brilliant masterpiece.