Modern Art Painting
Modern painting had its beginnings with "Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe" and "Olympia", by Edouard Manet, then with the appearance of impressionist painters a few years later. It was indeed in 1863 that Manet painted these two paintings which sparked a scandal. The female nude in the company of men, whose gaze directly addresses the viewer, for example, could be perceived as a provocation. This era marks a break with the bourgeoisie, the canons of beauty, but also with the pictorial ideal of the classical period, modern painting having a vision and a technique of personal and different creation.