Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe (Monet, Paris)

Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe (English: Luncheon on the Grass) is an 1865–1866 oil on canvas painting by Claude Monet, produced in response to the 1863 work of the same title by Édouard Manet. It remained unfinished, but two large fragments are now in the Musée d'Orsay in Paris, whilst a smaller 1866–1867 version is now in the Pushkin Museum in Moscow.

Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe
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Right panel, Musée d'Orsay
ArtistClaude Monet
Mediumoil on canvas
Dimensions248.9 cm × 218.0 cm (98.0 in × 85.8 in)
LocationMusée d'Orsay

Monet included the artist Gustave Courbet in the painting.


The painting in its whole form shows twelve people. They are clothed in Parisian clothing which was fashionable at that time. They are having a picnic in near a forest glade. All the people are gathered around a white picnic blanket, where food as fruits, cake or wine is located. The mood in this natural space is primarily created by the play of light and shadow, which is created by deciduous tree above them.

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