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Le déjeuner sur l’herbe by Bob Kessel
June 3rd, 2009 by admin

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Above is an interpretation of
“Le déjeuner sur l’herbe” by Bob Kessel

Copying famous paintings is a time honored tradition among artists.
Bob Kessel follows in this tradition with his take off on Manet’s
“Le déjeuner sur l’herbe”.

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Above is “Le déjeuner sur l’herbe” by Edouard Manet

This painting has been much copied,
but did you know that the arrangement of the figures in
“Le Dejeuner sur l’herbe” were themselves borrowed from
a famous 1514 engraving “The Judgment of Paris”
by Raimondi after a work by Raphael?

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Above is “Le déjeuner sur l’herbe” by Raimondi

“Le déjeuner sur l’herbe” by Manet was interpreted by many artists, most notably Picasso in a series of 27 paintings, 6 prints and 140 drawings! Here is an example.

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Above is “Le déjeuner sur l’herbe” by Pablo Picasso


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