"...for those who wish to delve into Manet's Dejeuner sur l'herbe...this set of concise and well-written articles is an excellent starting point." Nineteenth-Century French Studies
Edouard Manet's controversial painting Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe is one of the best known images in French art. The subject of critical analysis for more than a century, it still defies singular interpretations. These essays, written specially for this volume by the leading scholars of French modern art, therefore offer six different readings of the painting, incorporating close examinations of its radical style and novel subject, relevant historical developments and archival material, as well as biographical evidence that prompts psychological inquiries.