My favorite of Manet's paintings is this one, A Bar at the Folies-Bergère:
I'm not sure what it is about this one that speaks to me and draws me in, but it does. I can't even take a quick glance at it in a book; I always end up looking at it and trying to figure out the story behind it. There are many different interpretations and ideas about who the girl is, and what the reflection behind her means. I suppose the mystery of it is why I love it so much.
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