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Le déjeuner sur l’herbe, 1865-1866
As a tribute to Manet’s work (Le déjeuner sur l'herbe, 1863) that had shocked everyone at the Salon des Refuses two years previously, Monet produced a vast painting of the same name in the autumn of 1865 in his Paris studio after making several sketches in the open air the previous summer. He uses a completely unconventional technique of drawing the full-length figures directly on to the canvas and applying thick paint with broad, spontaneous brushstrokes.
|Institution||Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow|
|Medium||Oil on canvas|
|Dimensions||248 x 217 cm|