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Young man in a macho costume, Edward Manet, 1863

Young man in a macho costume, Edward Manet, 1863

A young man in a macho costume - Eduard Manet. 188x124.8


Picture by Edward Manet "A young man in a macho costume" caused controversy - her picturesque decision was too unexpected and new. It depicts the younger brother of Mane Gustave in a costume of a macho - a Spaniard from the common people, dressed in national clothes. Actually, the work was started in order to demonstrate the costume that made such an impression on Mane that he used it twice: Gustave wears the same figaro jacket and the same pants in which Mademoiselle Quiz posed for “Portrait of Mademoiselle Quiz in the costume of the bullfighter ". The slender figure is emphasized by the deep black color of the suit, intercepted by a wide white belt, the juicy red color of the cape flashes spectacularly.

Having a great influence on the appearance of impressionism, Manet was especially interested in the rendering of color and the volume drawn by him. The French writer Emil Zola spoke of the artist: "He knows how to write - and that’s all ... the peculiarity of his temperament is to grasp the dominant tones in all their subtleties and sculpt objects and people with big plans in this way." Despite the fact that there is a lot of play in the picture - the depicted young man represents the macho, imitating his manner of holding on - it is the highest realism in art.


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