Picnic on the grass, Chailly by Claude Monet

Picnic on the grass, Chailly by Claude Monet

The scandalous canvas of Edward Manet prompted his colleague, the founder of impressionism – Claude Monet – to paint a picture, in fact, with the same name, but without any outrageous outrageous public. Monet at this time still just grope his own original style. In particular, he allowed himself to neglect lines, modeling was carried out with the help of color spots, human figures were deprived of clear contours.

Early in love with an open-air, Monet was keenly interested in all sorts of effects, which gives natural light. And nothing, in fact, an unremarkable scene on the edge of the forest presented

the author with a wonderful opportunity to observe how sun glares persistently penetrate through the dense foliage of trees, then falling on various surfaces. The very color of these surfaces became different precisely because of these very highlights.

So, what is actually depicted in the picture? More precisely, who? A rather motley aristocratic society, some of whose members even pointedly turned away from the potential audience. Apparently, no one specifically posed for the artist: he either painted from memory, or completely fantasized. Ladies are dressed according to the latest “peep” of fashion, literally sinking into the folds of their own dresses. In essence, the picture does not have any intelligible composition. Being in the company, people are divided, everyone is left to himself.

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