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… a luncheon on the grass (Variations on Manet's The Luncheon on the Grass)

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Despite the initial outcry, Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe has gone on to inspire countless generations of artists, and has become an artistic icon of our times.

… a luncheon on the grass (Variations on Manet's The Luncheon on the Grass)

  1. 1. … a luncheon on the grass
  2. 2. Variations on Manet's The Luncheon on the Grass
  3. 3. a naked woman be sitting with two clothed men in the middle of the forest ... It disgraced the reserved Parisian audiences of the 1863 Salon des Refuses, spurred on by a sensational outcry in the press, outraged to see a shockingly unapologetic female nude staring out at the audience so audaciously and mixing with fully clothed civilized gentlemen. here was a real woman, with folds of flab and an unwavering gaze ... Despite the initial outcry, Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe has gone on to inspire countless generations of artists, and has become an artistic icon of our times.
  4. 4. Edouard Manet Manet exhibited Le déjeuner sur l’herbe at the Salon des Refusés, where it became the principal attraction, generating both laughter and scandal. The presence of a nude woman among clothed men is justified neither by mythological nor allegorical precedents. This, and the contemporary dress, rendered the strange and almost unreal scene obscene in the eyes of the public of the day. Le déjeuner sur l'herbe - testimony to Manet's refusal to conform to convention and his initiation of a new freedom from traditional subjects and modes of representation - can perhaps be considered as the departure point for Modern Art.
  5. 5. a basket of fruit, a round loaf of bread, woman's clothes a lightly clad woman bathing in a stream and a nude woman casually lunching with two fully dressed men … all under the watchful eye of a bird, suspiciously positioned like the iconic 'Dove of Christ' that adorns so many Medieval and Renaissance works Edouard Manet Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe The Luncheon on the Grass 1863 Musée d’Orsay, Paris
  6. 6. It is now thought that Manet was at least partly inspired by two works which would have been staple masterpieces of his time. The first is The Judgment of Paris by Marcantonio Raimondi. In the bottom right hand corner, a water nymph and two river gods are sat on the ground watching the judgment of Paris in poses which are exactly reminiscent of the poses adopted in Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe. As for Manet’s decision to mix his nude with clothed male characters, it is likely that Manet took inspiration from Pastoral Concert attributed to Titian. Here two contemporaneously clothed men are joined by two naked nymphs – but this was excusable being that the nymphs were inherently and permanently naked.
  7. 7. The Luncheon on the Grass also references The Judgment of Paris, an engraving depicting a scene from Greek mythology. Specifically, Manet was inspired by the poses and formation of three figures—two river gods and a water nymph—in the lower right-hand corner of the piece. Marcantonio Raimondi The Judgment of Paris Le jugement de Pâris 1510-1520 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
  8. 8. two dressed men seated in a rural setting, with two undressed women ... Pastoral Concert even more closely resembles Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe So what caused such a scandal? shocking was that there was no attempt to hide the female identity by presenting her as a nymph, a goddess or some other mythological figure. In place of a Venus or a Nymph, Manet painted an ordinary girl who stares directly at the viewer and smiles. Tiziano Vecellio Le Concert champêtre Pastoral Concert 1509 Musée du Louvre, Paris
  9. 9. Claude Monet Claude Monet's own version of Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe from 1865–1866, was inspired by Manet's painting.
  10. 10. the two remaining fragments of the monumental Luncheon on the Grass by Monet ... The work was started in the spring of 1865 and measured over four meters by six. But the project was abandoned. Monet got the painting back in1884, cut it up, and kept only three fragments. The third has now disappeared. Claude Monet Le Déjeuner sur l'Herbe The Picnic 1865-1866 Musée d'Orsay, Paris
  11. 11. At the same time as the large canvas Monet painted a smaller version ... it is this version that now makes it possible to reconstruct the original plan for the work with the utmost accuracy the artist modelled the figures having a picnic on his friends, but he was interested not so much in portraying everyday details, as conveying the play of sunlight on the ladies' dresses and the tablecloth spread on the grass. Claude Monet Le Déjeuner sur l'Herbe The Picnic 1865 Pushkin Museum, Moscow
  12. 12. Paul Cézanne Cézanne and its ties to Manet and Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe …
  13. 13. a small, dense composition a luncheon scene between young people in nature Paul Cézanne Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe Luncheon on the Grass 1876-1877 Musée de l'Orangerie, Paris
  14. 14. a strange, dream-like atmosphere a tablecloth spread out on the grass, on which lie nothing but two oranges a tall, bent woman with loosened golden hair, a man in the foreground, he resembles the young, prematurely bald Cezanne, a solemn, rigid figure, smoking a pipe ... a man dressed like Cezanne and the huge woman go off into the dark woods arm in arm Paul Cézanne Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe Luncheon on the Grass 1869-1870 Private Collection
  15. 15. The painting can be interpreted as the young artist's personal response to Manet's Déjeuner sur l'herbe, both paintings pair clothed men with nude women. Manet's mediocre copse wood with its improbable, shallow pool has been replaced by large trees, slippery ground, and a deep lake. Cezanne has inserted himself into the scene: reclining in a meditative pose reflective and indifferent to the tempting female bathers, while his commonplace companions drink, crouch in the grass, or puff on their pipes. There's not the slightest breeze, no hint of sound, and it is difficult to say how the solitary navigator will get to his Cythera, for the sail of his skiff is a sadly dangling affair. ... we are no longer in the sheer, realist world of Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe Paul Cézanne Idylle, Pastorale Idyll, Pastorale 1870 Musée d'Orsay, Paris
  16. 16. Pablo Picasso Picasso and Manet and his Déjeuner The protagonists in Manet’s Déjeuner become actors. The characters, women and men, are re-clothed or undressed. They move closer or further away. One reads, another smokes. One is speaking; another is picking a flower. Sometimes there are four, sometimes three ...
  17. 17. On 27 February 1960, Picasso delivered his first version of Déjeuner. the landscape clears up, the bather in the background interferes between the two men. Victorine Meurent swells like a balloon. her neighbor shrinks. Pablo Picasso Le déjeuner sur l'herbe d'après Manet The Luncheon on the Grass (after Manet) 27 février 1960, February 1960, Vauvenargues Nahmad Collection
  18. 18. green, black with a bit of blue Picasso's Victorine no longer looks at the viewer but silently dialogue with the character in front of her Pablo Picasso Le déjeuner sur l'herbe d'après Manet The Luncheon on the Grass (after Manet) 3 mars-20 août 1960, Vauvenargues Musée Picasso, Paris
  19. 19. Picasso returned to Manet in 1961 … and revolutionized this whole little world by undressing everyone. The man with a book in his hand is truly Cézanian. Pablo Picasso Le déjeuner sur l'herbe d'après Manet The Luncheon on the Grass (after Manet) 12 juillet 1961, 12 July 1961, Mougins Musée Picasso, Paris
  20. 20. On July 27, Picasso transformed Le déjeuner again. This time, he eliminated Victorine's neighbor and all the accessories. The "Talker" loses his hair, obviously ages and irresistibly evokes the painter himself. Picasso enters the painting to dialogue directly with a Victorina who might look like his wife Jacqueline. Pablo Picasso Le déjeuner sur l'herbe d'après Manet The Luncheon on the Grass (after Manet) 27 juillet, July 27, 1961 Musée Picasso, Paris
  21. 21. Luncheon on the grass in 1962 … Picasso takes the characters to real nature. To emphasize the outdoors, he draws in pencil the trees that will surround the concrete bathers. Pablo Picasso Le déjeuner sur l'herbe d'après Manet The Luncheon on the Grass (after Manet) 17 juin, June 17, 1962 Musée Picasso, Paris
  22. 22. Alain Jacquet Lunch on the grass ... we are in full pop art
  23. 23. Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe 100 years after the original was painted … Mr. Jacquet, associated with Pop Art and the minimovement known as Mec Art (for mechanical art), in Déjeuner sur l’herbe posed three friends, including the French critic Pierre Restany and his wife, in modern dress and slipped in a commercially packaged loaf of bread with the label “Jacquet.” Where Manet's landscape is pure nature, Jacquet replaces the stream by a pool, contextualizing his setting in a reality of a consumerist bourgeoisie. Alain Jacquet Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe (diptyque, diptych) 1964 Musée d'art moderne et d'art contemporain, MAMAC, Nice
  24. 24. Herman Braun-Vega Le déjeuner sur l’herbe by Manet with Picasso and Velázquez guests
  25. 25. … a tribute to Picasso who produced both a series of paintings inspired by Le déjeuner sur l’herbe and an other series by Las Meninas Herman Braun-Vega Les invités sur l'herbe d'après Vélasquez, Manet et Picasso 1970 Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris
  26. 26. olga_oes … un déjeuner sur l'herbe. Variations sur Le déjeuner sur l'herbe de Manet … a luncheon on the grass. Variations on Manet's The Luncheon on the Grass images and text credit www. Music Simply Three Wake Me Up - Avicii created olga.e. thanks for watching
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Despite the initial outcry, Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe has gone on to inspire countless generations of artists, and has become an artistic icon of our times.

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