The owner’s Michael and Litsa Pagonas would like to thank you graciously for stopping in today. We hope that you are as excited as we are to introduce the New Manalapan Diner. We want this to be a place for you to enjoy to eat and fill your appetite but more, feel like family and friends and comfortable here. We hope you love our new design and
We hope you love our new design and decore that was the inspiration of the famous artist Gustav Klimt, the painting “The Kiss” you will see the design all over the restaurant in the ceilings and walls and the neck tie that our servers wear. We hope it provides the warmth and comfort for you as it does inspires us to do our very best to exceed your expectations. Here
Here is a lil history facts and interpretations about the famous painting “The Kiss”. The Kiss (original Der Kuss) was painted by Gustav Klimt, during his “golden period”, and is probably his most famous work. It depicts a couple, in various shades of gold and symbols, sharing a kiss against a bronze background. Two figures are situated at the edge of a flowered escarpment. The man is wearing neutral coloured rectangles and a crown of vines; the woman wears brightly coloured tangent circles and flowers in her hair. The
Two figures are situated at the edge of a flowered escarpment. The man is wearing neutral coloured rectangles and a crown of vines; the woman wears brightly coloured tangent circles and flowers in her hair. The twain’s embrace is enveloped by triangular vining and a veil of concentric circles. Similarly juxtaposed couples appear in both Klimt’s Beethoven Frieze and Stoclet Friez.
That the shared gold shrouding and indeterminate background evokes the timelessness and union of selves that a kiss can engender. That is represents how bright, beautiful, and golden everything is when you first kiss someone. That the man is lost in the kiss (faceless and unidentifiable) while the woman is turning her head away and is aloof from the kiss. That is a symbolic representation of the kiss of Apollo to Daphne at the moment she is transforming into a laurel tree (Ovid, The Metamorphosis). That the man is forcing a kiss on the woman who is turning away, but unable to escape. The Kiss exemplifies a loss of self, reconciliation and unity that only lovers experience. The couple stimulates opposing energies contributing to the connection. The man displays knowledge, black and white contrast, and binary information, as his energy towards the woman. The woman balances this by using her femininity, warmth and decorous flowers as her energy towards the man. This symbolism of balances connection between the two parts is the essence of what love means. The piece is currently at the Ősterreichische Galerie Belvedere Museum, which is housed in the Belvedere Palace, in
The piece is currently at the Ősterreichische Galerie Belvedere Museum, which is housed in the Belvedere Palace, in Vienna,Austria.
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Tel: 732 462 7165
48 US 9, Manaplana Township
07726 New Jersey