Saturday, 16 May 2015

Coronation Street meets the Folies-Bergère

Last night on Coronation Street, Ken walked into the Rovers and compared Liz behind the bar of the Rovers to a Manet painting. It was a lovely scene in a wonderful pair of episodes written by Jonathan Harvey.

The painting Ken compared Liz to was Edouard Manet's A Bar at the Folies-Bergère.  As you can see below, it works.

Gilly Walsh, Corrie make up artist on twitter reminded us that we've seen a similiar picture before featuring a Coronation Street character.   The picture of Becky Granger in the same pose was done as a cover for the Radio Times.

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Anonymous said...

A nice appeal to Liz's vanity - who is visibly older than the young barmaid in the painting. Also a lovely opportunity for Liz to crow about the painting (print or knock-off reproduction?) in her bedroom, The Wings of Love. Following on the heels of the Banksy storyline, it seems like art appreciation has arrived in Weatherfield!


Stevie Dawson said...

I thought Bev looked stunning in that get-up. And yes, great writing in that scene. Funny and you you can always rely on Ken to add a bit of cul-cha.

Anonymous said...

Yes, Bev looked lovely, but I think the girl in the painting looks more like Sinead.

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