Art in the time of lockdown #9

🎩🎩 WELL LOVELIES, MANET WAS GREAT AS MARILYN ALSO IS. I LIKE HER ART BOLD AND GENUINE. CHAPEAU POUR LES DEUX !

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Picnic on the Grass

A model afternoon

Performing a ‘one-eighty’ on my inspirational artwork here I am with two male models! Not the usual combination of clothed and unclothed adults we are used to observing. Once again, my fun take on famous artworks brings with it a more serious question about what is acceptable in the artworld.
My thanks for the male models go to BBC’s programme ‘Life Class Live!’.

Inspiration:

Edouard Manet (1832-1883) Le Déjeuner sur l’Herbe (The Luncheon on the Grass), 1863
When the 1863 Salon jury rejected the painting, Manet exhibited three works, including ‘Déjeuner’, at the Salon des Refusés and it proved controversial from the outset. Too large? Too provocative? Too unconventional? For the public and the critics it didn’t fit the mould of a serious, acceptable artwork. I found that Manet’s original title was ‘Le Bain’ (The Bath), and that he jokingly called it ‘La…

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