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The Picnic

 

 

Oil on canvas, 130 x 150 cm

This painting is a re-interpretation of Manet's 'Le Déjeuner sur L'herbe' (The Luncheon on the Grass). It is a large canvas that is now held in a private collection in Australia.

Édouard Manet's painting, created in 1862 and 1863, depicts a female nude and a scantily dressed female bather on a picnic with two fully dressed men in a rural setting. Rejected by the Salon jury of 1863, Manet seized the opportunity to exhibit this and two other paintings in the 1863 Salon des Refusés where the painting sparked public notoriety and controversy. The piece is now in the Musée d'Orsay in Paris.