Photoshop with Mrs. Owl …
Kevin Dayhoff July 27th, 2006
With all appropriate apologies to Édouard Manet, who painted a wonderful piece of art entitled, A Bar at the Folies-Bergère in 1882. The painting by Mr. Manet was an oil on canvas, 96 × 130 cm. in dimensions and it was his last major piece of art painted by Mr. Manet.
The Folies Bergère is a famous Parisian music hall, located at 8 rue Saulnier, that remains in business to this day. It originally opened as an opera house called the Folies Trevise on May 2nd, 1869. On September 13, 1872 it was renamed the Folies Bergère.
Some of the famous American dancers who performed there were Loie Fuller in the 1890s. In the 1920s Josephine Baker was quite a sensation with her provocative “Bananas Dance.”
Although Mrs. Owl has not, to the best of our collective knowledge, danced at the Folies Bergère, the above Photoshop hypothecates what it would like if she were to appear at the bar…