Edouard Manet:
Painting "Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe" (The Luncheon on the Grass) in museum framing

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Edouard Manet:
Painting "Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe" (The Luncheon on the Grass) in museum framing

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Reproduction, giclée on canvas | Wedge frame | Museum framing | Format 78.5 x 62.5 cm

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Edouard Manet: Painting "Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe" (The Luncheon on the Grass) in museum framing

As Edouard Manet wanted in 1863 to present his painting to the Parisian Salon, he was rejected promptly. A painting of a naked woman, so offensive for that times, was certainly not to be displayed. However, due to the emperor Napoléon III, the painting was displayed in a separate section of the "Salon des Refusés" and, thus, became available to the public. The viewers reacted with scorn and derision – the display of a woman in such a revealing manner was a great scandal.


Manet was inspired for his "Luncheon on the Grass" painting by two well-known works, displayed in the Louvre. One of them was Titian’s "Pastoral Concert", which served him as actual theme, while the group array was based on "The Judgment of Paris" by Raphael.

The man sitting on the right is Ferdinand Leenhoff, a Dutch sculptor. He is the brother of Manetʼs wife, Suzanne. Supposedly, the woman in the background should be Suzanne. On the left, there is Manetʼs brother Eugène.

Initially, the painting was made in 1863, however, its original title was "Le bain" (The Bath). The original size is 208 × 264.5 cm and it was painted with oil on canvas. Today, it is displayed in "Musée d’Orsay" in Paris.

Giclée on canvas, stretched on a wedge frame. Theme size 70 x 54 cm. In exclusive museum framing. Format incl. frame 78.5 x 62.5 cm. 

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Manet (1832-1883) is one of the most important French painters of the second half of the 19th century. Although he was one of the forerunners of the impressionists, his style remained independent. He met frequently with the founders of impressionism, who considered him as a great role model. After 1871 he is stimulated by contact with Claude Monet to the plein-air painting. In the year that followed, his paintings was characterize lighter, much vibrant colours and lighter, more sketchy brushwork.

Giclée = derived from the French verb gicler meaning "to squirt, spray".

Giclée method is a digital printing process. It is a high-resolution, large-format printout on an inkjet printer with special different coloured or pigment-based inks (usually six to twelve). The colours are light-fast, that is, resistant to harmful UV light. They have a high richness of nuance, contrast and saturation.

The Giclée process is suitable for real art canvas, handmade and watercolor paper and for silk.