Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The Bartender

A Bar at the Folies-Bergère (1882)
Edouard Manet

The Shining (1980)
dir. Stanley Kubrick

Notice the uncanny effect of the huge bar mirror in the Manet painting. Her reflection in the mirror is not quite an accurate pose, and the viewer is transformed into a patron. Considering The Shining's famous obsession with/fear of mirrors, there is another level to this connection.

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