#Art Twist 1

Welcome to the first ever Art Twist prompt!


Edouard Manet (1862-63) Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe (Luncheon on the Grass).
via Wikimedia Commons (credits below). For more info about this work: https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/beta/asset/twELHYoc3ID_VA

Rejected by the Paris Salon, this well known work was first exhibited in the Salon des Refusés. Emile Zola wrote at length about this work. The English transcript can be found on Wikipedia. One theory about it’s origins is that it depicted a sex worker and referred to prostitution  which was apparently common in the park in which the picnic takes place.

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ArtTwist1 Summary

Credits Prompt pic:
Edouard Manet (1862-3) Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe Luncheon on the Grass.
via Wikimedia Commons
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This is a faithful photographic reproduction of a two-dimensional, public domain work of art. The work of art itself is in the public domain for the following reason:
The author died in 1883, so this work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author’s life plus 100 years or less.
This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published (or registered with the U.S. Copyright Office) before January 1, 1923.
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7 thoughts on “#Art Twist 1

  1. Clever idea for a prompt, Indie. I’m looking forward to the next Art Twist. Manet is one of my favorite artists, but I have never liked this painting. It will be fun to see what others do.

    Also, there is nothing wrong with using the frogy link. A lot of prompt groups use it and it works well, so don’t apologize.

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