Shop art print and framed art Saint Sébastien by Gustave Moreau

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Subjects : Religion
Keywords : Saint Sebastian, angel, nudity, rays of light
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To fully enjoy «Saint Sébastien» by Gustave Moreau, we recommend the medium size (104.3x60 cm) printed on hand stretched canvas, with the gilded mouldings - thin frame.
The artwork

Saint Sébastien

Asparagus is an oil painting on canvas produced by Édouard Manet in 1880, signed "M" in the top right-hand corner of the canvas. It is currently in the Musée d'Orsay. The painting, which is very small (165 × 215 mm, or 169 × 219 mm), depicts a single asparagus placed askew on a table, with its purple tip to the left and its tail sticking out over the edge. In the foreground, the vegetable occupies the entire width of the frame, in the lower half of the composition. The edge of the table forms an oblique line rising from the bottom left of the frame towards the right"; the wood of the table, under the tray, forms a brown triangle cutting through the bottom right-hand corner. The background shows the white top veined with bluish grey, probably marble". In 1880, art collector Charles Ephrussi commissioned Édouard Manet to paint a still life of a bunch of asparagus - Une botte d'asperges - for 800 francs. On receiving the work, he gave him 1,000. Manet then decided to offer his generous patron a new, smaller painting, which he sent to him with the following note: "There was one missing from your [...]


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


« Saint Sébastien » is kept at Musée Gustave Moreau, Paris, France.


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