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Paris o’clock 042920 Quiz 23: le déjeuner sur l’herbe

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    The Luncheon on the Grass

    “Fairly scabrous” according to Didier de Montchaux. I had to look up that word. Salacious indeed.

    I also had to search for this painting. It is hilarious, in my opinion. Just filled with so much to say and very tongue and cheek. I can’t imagine a nude body being completely ignored ina public setting, even at le bain.

    It obviously made some people quite uncomfortable, or else why would it be at the “Salon des Refusés”. Here’s a look at the painting:

    Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe by Édouard Manet

    If you don’t agree it’s comical, would love to hear your thoughts. I also love the care and dedication put into the still life of strewn picnic items. And yes, you could be stuck on the nude female form, but keep in mind these two gentlemen are so caught up in their conversation that they fail to notice their picnic contents are now strewn across the ground.

    I love art that challenges the norms. Dalí. Modern art. Picasso. Things that make you go huh? Thank goodness for the Salon des Refusés to push things forward. I’m sure I’ll love more about the art once I learn more about the history around it in French.

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    Et ce nouveau salon s’appelle le salon des « refusés ». Dans ce premier salon des refusés, un tableau va faire scandale : c’est le déjeuner sur l’herbe de Manet.

    Manet avec un A et pas avec un O. Il s’agit d’un autre peintre. Je vous parlerai peut-être de cette histoire dans un autre épisode si ça vous intéresse…

    And this new Salon is called the Salon of the “rejected”. In this first salon of the rejects, a painting will cause a scandal: Luncheon on the grass by Manet.

    Manet with an A and not with an O. He is another painter. I may tell you about this story in another episode if you are interested…

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