Modern Paris
Artistic Strategies
Edouard Manet, Déjeuner sur l'herbe, 1863.

A decade earlier the Salon had rejected Manet's image of an outdoor picnic in which Victorine Meurent posed nude beside two clothed, male companions. Instead he exhibited at the adjacent Salon des Refusés, where the ironic placement of the figures shocked, but also amused the public.

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