Le Déjeuner dans l’atelier by Édouard Manet Poster | Zazzle


Le Déjeuner dans l’atelier by Édouard Manet is one of my favourite paintings. Some classics, I find, can pall after too many viewings — postcards, chocolate boxes and so forth. Not Le Déjeuner. Not for me.
The French artist Édouard Manet (1832-1883) might well have gone into the law had he followed the dictates of his upper-class family but his passion for art held sway. Influenced in his style by the work of Francisco José de Goya and Diego Velázquez, he chose subjects not hitherto considered suitable for art such as gypsies and beggars or nudes alongside the fully-clothed and strove towards a form of realism that paved the way for modernism. Luncheon in the Studio, or Le Déjeuner dans l’atelier, which Manet painted in 1868, is on display at the Bayerische Staatsgemaldesammlungen in Munich.

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Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah

7 thoughts on “Le Déjeuner dans l’atelier by Édouard Manet Poster | Zazzle

  1. Love the post Sarah. Manet is one of my favorite painters, and this one is a great example why he was so extraordinary among the artists of his time. I could step right into the scene and enjoy all the elements that he carefully, but playfully included.

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