Woman Reading

Woman Reading by Edouard Manet

Woman Reading by Edouard Manet

Woman Reading by Edouard Manet was produced in 17th Century and is considered to be one of the famous artworks of Impressionism movement. The work can be viewed now at Art Institute of Chicago Building, Chicago


Medium: Oil Painting 

Subject(s): portrait, read, woman


Woman Reading is an oil painting produced in 1879 by French painter Edouard Manet.

This painting was reserved by the Art Institute of Chicago, USA in 2000 and is currently located there.

The picture Woman Reading depicts a young woman seated on a cafe who was fashionably dressed, the cafe seems to be outside yet she remains bundled up. The woman is holding the journal in both of her hands. From the figure, it was not clear that she was reading the journal or using large pages of the journal as to screen surreptitious looks coming from her right depicted by her looks. In an event, the landscape behind her was thought to be an adjacent garden that was painted in colors of green, blue and red or could be a decorative mural looking closely to the blue waterfall-like pattern to the left of the picture over her shoulder. The dimensions of the picture painted with oil on canvas were 50.7 x 61.2 cm.

The work can be viewed at Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA.


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