The Lunch on the Grass, 1863 Edouard Manet (1832-1883)

Location: Musee d'Orsay Paris France
Original Size: 208 x 264 cm
The Lunch on the Grass, 1863 | Manet | Painting Reproduction

Oil Painting Reproduction

$1475.15 USD
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Completely Hand Painted
Painted by European Аrtists with Academic Education
Museum Quality
+ 4 cm (1.6") Margins for Stretching
Creation Time: 8-9 Weeks
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We create our paintings with museum quality and covering the highest academic standards. Once we get your order, it will be entirely hand-painted with oil on canvas. All the materials we use are the highest level, being totally artist graded painting materials and linen canvas.

We will add 1.6" (4 cm) additional blank canvas all over the painting for stretching.

High quality and detailing in every inch are time consuming. The reproduction of Edouard Manet also needs time to dry in order to be completely ready for shipping, as this is crucial to not be damaged during transportation.
Based on the size, level of detail and complexity we need 8-9 weeks to complete the process.

In case the delivery date needs to be extended in time, or we are overloaded with requests, there will be an email sent to you sharing the new timelines of production and delivery.

TOPofART wants to remind you to keep patient, in order to get you the highest quality, being our mission to fulfill your expectations.

We not stretch and frame our oil paintings due to several reasons:
Painting reproduction is a high quality expensive product, which we cannot risk to damage by sending it being stretched.
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Additionally, due to the dimensions of the stretched canvas, the shipment price may exceed the price of the product itself.

You can stretch and frame your painting in your local frame-shop.

Once the painting The Lunch on the Grass is ready and dry, it will be shipped to your delivery address. The canvas will be rolled-up in a secure postal tube.

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The paintings we create are only of museum quality. Our academy graduated artists will never allow a compromise in the quality and detail of the ordered painting. TOPofART do not work, and will never allow ourselves to work with low quality studios from the Far East. We are based in Europe, and quality is our highest priority.

"The Luncheon on the Grass" (Le déjeuner sur l'herbe) is an iconic painting created by the French artist Édouard Manet in 1863. It is considered one of the most controversial and influential works of art in the history of Western painting. The painting challenged the traditional conventions of art and caused a significant uproar when it was first exhibited.

The painting depicts a scene of two fully dressed men, a nude woman, and a partially dressed woman enjoying a picnic in a wooded area. The nude woman is depicted as unashamedly confronting the viewer, while the other figures seem engaged in conversation. The composition, subject matter, and the bold inclusion of a naked female figure in a contemporary setting were highly unconventional for the time.

When "The Luncheon on the Grass" was exhibited at the Salon des Refusés (an exhibition showcasing rejected artworks) in 1863, it generated intense criticism and scandalized the art establishment. The painting was seen as a direct challenge to the established standards of academic painting, which emphasized idealized figures and classical subject matter. Manet's painting was seen as vulgar, immoral, and even pornographic by some critics and spectators.

The provocative nature of the painting lies in its departure from traditional artistic conventions. The juxtaposition of the nude woman with the fully dressed men defied the accepted norms of depicting the female figure in art. Manet's choice to place a contemporary scene in a natural setting also deviated from the prevalent historical and mythological themes of the time. Additionally, the loose brushwork and the flattened perspective used by Manet further defied the polished finish and realistic representation of academic art.

Despite the initial backlash, "The Luncheon on the Grass" had a significant impact on the development of modern art. It played a pivotal role in the emergence of the Impressionist movement, which sought to capture the fleeting effects of light and atmosphere. Manet's rejection of idealized beauty and his focus on everyday subjects paved the way for a new artistic approach.

Over time, the painting gained recognition and began to be appreciated for its artistic merits. It is now regarded as a masterpiece of art history and is housed in the Musée d'Orsay in Paris, where it continues to captivate viewers with its boldness and innovative qualities. "The Luncheon on the Grass" remains an enduring symbol of artistic rebellion and a turning point in the trajectory of Western art.