Luncheon On The Grass, Left Panel
Digital Art - Oil On Canvas, Drawing, Digital Art Or Mixed Media Art
Manet's Le D�jeuner sur l'Herbe, presented at the Salon des Refus�s in 1863, caused a scandal. The presence of nude female figures alongside elegant gentlemen wounded the bourgeois sense of propriety at the time. It is however a traditional theme in the history of painting. Hence Monet used the theme to create a manifesto work fulfilling his ambition to paint life-size contemporary figures, a significant project similar in scale to the great academic works. He places smartly dressed figures in a clearing in Fontainebleau Forest, where they engage in the new fashion of having a picnic. This fragment, the left part of the original picture, refers back to a large extent to the study entitled Les Promeneurs, except in varying the young girl's finery and her companion's face.
April 13th, 2021
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