Month: August 2022

The Luncheon on the Grass: Edouard Manet

The Luncheon on the Grass: Édouard Manet

The Luncheon on the Grass is an 1863 Realist Impressionist painting by leading French artist Édouard Manet. The Luncheon on the Grass (1863), also known by its French name Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe, is one of the most widely recognised paintings in art history, and certainly, Édouard Manet’s most famous painting alongside its contemporary, Olympia. …

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Auguste Toulmouche

Auguste Toulmouche

Auguste Toulmouche (1829—1890) was, especially between the 1850s and 1870s, a highly regarded French portraitist and is most famous for his work Vanity from 1870. Toulmouche was born in Nantes, on the French Atlantic coast. In his home city, he benefitted from the teaching of Amédée Ménard, a well-established academic sculptor. After arriving in Paris …

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