Nana is an oil painting produced in 1877 by French painter Edouard Manet.
Nana was a very popular name for a woman in the late of the 19th century, a woman who was a harlot. Nana was a French word which was used to describe a frivolous woman. Manet completed the work of Nana all at once which is also known by the name alla prima style. In this alla prima style, instead of layering the oil paints one after the other or glazing over an under painting, he painted several scenes of this painting quickly at the moment as he perceived it in a direct style with darker colors and expressive style of line in mind.
This painting by Manet depicts many realistic scenes of impression period and thus he became an important figure in French artist society in transition from Realistic to Impressionistic art. Manet was also one of the first painters who painted modern life figures and subjects. Manet several paintings were controversial and thus got rejected by the jury of the salon. The dimensions of the painting were 264 cm × 115 cm or 104 in × 45 in.