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Subjects : Food
Keywords : Impressionism, Painting, drink, food, food, grass, lunch, Painting, picnic
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Luncheon on the Grass

Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe is an oil on canvas painted in 1865-1866 by Claude Monet, produced in response to Édouard Manet's 1863 work of the same title. Cut up and incomplete, two large fragments are now in the Musée d'Orsay in Paris, while another, smaller painting, also done in 1865-1866, is in the Pushkin Museum in Moscow. The painting, which Monet pawned in 1878 and then bought back in 1884, is incomplete, since the artist only cut out the central and left sections, leaving the rest damaged by damp. The central part was re-cut on the right after 1920. The whole painting, therefore complete, showed twelve people [ref. needed]. In the two surviving elements, the protagonists are dressed in the Parisian fashion of the time. They are gathered near a forest clearing, some standing, others gathered around a white tablecloth on the ground, where there is food, fruit, cake and wine. The atmosphere in this natural space is created mainly by the interplay of light and shadow, enhanced by the gaps in the foliage above the figures. In the central section, Monet depicted the artist Gustave Courbet seated on the left of the composition, next to Mme Monet, Camille Doncieux, the artist's first wife. He is accompanied by Frédéric Bazille, standing next to a woman putting her hair back in place [ref. needed]. The long dresses of two women can be seen on the right and left. The one on the left is the one shown on the other [...]


This artwork is a painting from the modern period. It belongs to the impressionism style.


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