Similarities Between Le Dejeuner Sur L ' Herbe And The Birth Of Venus

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The two paintings I chose to compare and contrast were Le Dejeuner sur l’herbe and The Birth of Venus. Both paintings were created in different time periods. Le Dejeuner sur l’herbe was created in 1862-1863 by Èdouard Manet. The Birth of Venus was created in 1484-1486 by Sandro Botticelli. When you look at both paintings there are many similarities you can point out just by looking at them. Although they were made in two different eras of time, the paintings have more in common than one would think.
Èdouard Manet’s painting was originally one of the many paintings that were rejected by the Salon, which was an exhibition of paintings. In 1863 the Salon jury rejected almost 3,000 of the submitted works, which caused such an uproar among the spurned artists and their supporters that a second official exhibition was mounted—the “Salon des Refusés” (showing of those who has been refused) (Living With Art, 509). Although his painting was refused, it was still shown off at another gallery, so his works were never wasted. Among the works in the “refused show—and very soon the most notorious among them—was Èdouard Manet’s painting Le Dejeuner sur l’herbe (Living With Art, 509). Which was not surprising because of the uniqueness of Manet’s painting. The painting was oil on canvas, and was pretty large. It 7’ X 8’10.
Manet’s painting was produced the the impressionist period in the nineteenth century. The transition of the title of his painting is Luncheon on the Grass. It is two men…

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