Art Setting & Symbolism

Yasmina Reza
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The White Painting

Serge buys a white painting by an artist named Antrios for 200,000 francs, or roughly $40,000 U.S. dollars. Serge believes his purchase was a great deal but his friends disagree and question the motives behind the need for such an extravagant expense.

Serge’s Apartment

The majority of the action in the play takes place at Serge’s apartment. It is the place where all three friends meet to go out for the night and end up arguing and debating their relationships instead.

Marc’s Apartment

Marc’s apartment is the setting for one scene in the play. Yvan arrives there to tell Marc that he has been to Serge’s place and that he does not “hate” the painting. The only set decoration for Marc’s apartment is a non-descript landscape painting.

Yvan’s Apartment

Marc visits Yvan’s apartment to tell him about the...

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