The Proposition, And Edouard Manet: A Bar At The Folies Bergere

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In this essay, I will be analyzing and contrasting two works. Judith Leyster, The Proposition. And Edouard Manet, A Bar at the Folies Bergere. In the first section of this essay I will discussing the works individually and reference analysis by starting with my own initial interpretation of the piece and follow with referencing Art Historians analysis of the works. In the next section of the essay I will be contrasting the two works and look at how they compare in the subject matter and symbolism that references prostitution in both of the images. I will also be discussing influences in the image that the artist may have had. Finally, in the conclusion of this essay I will conclude how both works subtlety reference prostitution and other issues at the times they were painted and why …show more content…
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