Definitions

Sorry, no definitions found.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • Edouard Manet's "Dejeuner sur l'herbe," a Parisian studio painting with potent plein-air connotations that was long sequestered on the first floor, assumes its rightful place and appears here both more monumental and prescient.

    New Visions Arrive at the Orsay

  • Vocabulary la mis-en-bouteille = bottling le potager = vegetable garden le ruisseau = creek un coupe-vent = windbreak, windbreaker le buisson = bush pile-poil = smack, just, exactly le portail = gate l'herbe (f) = grass je ne sais quoi = that certain something un désherbant = weedkiller le raisin = grape

    French Word-A-Day:

  • We went to the comemmorative Monet exhibition last year - he was drawn of course to dejeuner sur l'herbe.

    BritChick Paris: Why French Men Would Rather Die Than Diet

  • He plays with the long composition, repeating figures: there's Dad off to work; there's Kelly slaying buffalo; there's Lily and April sur l'herbe in their swim-team suits, lunching with the painter; there's Jimmy flinging U.S. currency to the wind; there's Connie dandling Erin; there's Ernest intently making a drawing, his first.

    Thanksgiving

  • Then, too, what made Manet's Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe 1863 so shocking wasn't merely its portrayal of the overt male homosocial pleasure of sharing nude women sexually--that after all was established pictorially in Europe by artists like Poussin, in Rape of the Sabine Women, and Rubens, in Rape of the Daughters of Leucippus.

    G. Roger Denson: XX Chromosocial: Women Artists Cross The Homosocial Divide

  • Then, too, what made Manet's Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe 1863 so shocking wasn't merely its portrayal of the overt male homosocial pleasure of sharing nude women sexually--that after all was established pictorially in Europe by artists like Poussin, in Rape of the Sabine Women, and Rubens, in Rape of the Daughters of Leucippus.

    G. Roger Denson: XX Chromosocial: Women Artists Cross The Homosocial Divide

  • This contentious relationship has a historical precedent: in 1863 Manet's masterpiece Le déjeuner sur l'herbe was rejected from the official Salon and derisively exhibited at the Salon des Refusés (it's now given pride of place at the Musée d'Orsay).

    Rebecca Taylor: Paris: A Feast of Contemporary Art?

  • This contentious relationship has a historical precedent: in 1863 Manet's masterpiece Le déjeuner sur l'herbe was rejected from the official Salon and derisively exhibited at the Salon des Refusés (it's now given pride of place at the Musée d'Orsay).

    Rebecca Taylor: Paris: A Feast of Contemporary Art?

  • In En Plein Air, Sandrow, clad in a nude body stocking, sat with Tom Edmonds, her husband Ulf Skogsbergh, and Margaret Kelly, in a live re-enactment of Edouard Manet's famous painting of a blissful pastoral picnic, Le Dejeuner sur l'herbe.

    Gabrielle Selz: The Egg, Inside and Out

  • Or that his rehearsals of Manet's Déjeuner sur l'herbe were inspired by the sexual revolution of the 1960s, when he started making them in the late 1950s.

    Picasso: Peace and Freedom

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.