Le dejeurner sur l'herbe
 (also known as Luncheon on the Grass)
1122 x 870 • 193 KB
Manet made sketches for the landscape at Gennevilliers and the Ile de Saint-Ouen. There is an earlier version of the work in the Courtauld Gallery (London) and that is not so highly finished; the naked girl is shown with fair hair and the boat in the background is piled with hay. Manet's work is full of contraditions and ambiguities. His impassive, detached figures stare serenely out of the canvas like the figures of Piero della Francesca. These figures have a calm nobility and grace recalling their classical counterparts, yet they are so obviously of their time.
Owner/Location: Musée d'Orsay  (France - Paris)
Dates: 1863
Artist age:Approximately 31 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 215.27 cm (84.75 in.), Width: 270.51 cm (106.5 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Entered by: Member rocsdad on 09 June 2003.
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