The Railway Station by Manet

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by National Gallery of Art, Washington
published on 14 March 2022

An 1872-3 oil on canvas painting, The Railway Station, by Edouard Manet (1832-83), the French modernist painter. Another of Manet's puzzles. The station itself (Paris' Gare St. Lazare) is not shown here at all, only the steam from the trains. The two female figures seem disconnected. The work is an example of Manet’s drift towards the style that would later become known as symbolism – a rejection of realism for more humble subjects presented in a way that provoked the imagination and emotion of the viewer. The work was exhibited in the 1874 Paris Salon. (National Gallery of Art, Washington)

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