Le DĂ©jeuner sur l'herbe (Monet, Paris) Information

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Le DĂ©jeuner sur l'herbe
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Central panel, Musée d'Orsay
Artist Claude Monet
Mediumoil on canvas
Dimensions248.9 cm × 218.0 cm (98.0 in × 85.8 in)
Location Musée d'Orsay
Monet (left) with Le DĂ©jeuner sur l'herbe in the large studio at his home in Giverny, France, c. 1920

Le DĂ©jeuner sur l'herbe (English: Luncheon on the Grass) is an 1865–1866 oil on canvas painting by Claude Monet, produced in response to the 1863 work of the same title by Édouard Manet. It remained unfinished, but two large fragments (central and left panels) are now in the MusĂ©e d'Orsay in Paris, [1] [2] whilst a smaller 1866 version is now in the Pushkin Museum in Moscow. [3]

Monet included the artist Gustave Courbet in the painting.


The painting in its whole form shows twelve people. They are clothed in Parisian clothing which was fashionable at that time. They are having a picnic in near a forest glade. All the people are gathered around a white picnic blanket, where food as fruits, cake or wine is located. The mood in this natural space is primarily created by the play of light and shadow, which is created by deciduous tree above them.

Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe (left panel), Musée d'Orsay, Paris

See also


  1. ^ "Le DĂ©jeuner sur l'herbe (partie gauche)". musee-orsay.fr.{{ cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status ( link)
  2. ^ "Le DĂ©jeuner sur l'herbe (panneau central)". musee-orsay.fr.{{ cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status ( link)
  3. ^ "DĂ©jeuner sur l'herbe". newestmuseum.ru.{{ cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status ( link)

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