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3 Women- Two Women In Museum With Painting Nana By Manet

3 Women
two women in museum with painting Nana by Manet

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
6" x 6" or 15 x 15 cm
2012

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The two women on my painting are sitting on a bench in a museum. In the background we see a glimpse of Edouard Manet's painting Nana.

This painting shows a young and beautiful woman who stands before a mirror with two extinguished candles, her face turned to the spectator. Her dress is incomplete; she wears a white chemise, blue corset, silk stockings and high-heeled footwear.

Both the title and the numerous details suggest that the picture represents a high class prostitute and her client. 'Nana' was a popular assumed name for female prostitutes during the second half of the 19th century, but I'm not sure my figures are aware of that.

kind regards, Gerard

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