The Luncheon on the Grass
1863, Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France. With "The luncheon on the Grass", Manet does not respect any of the accepted conventions, but imposes a new freedom to the subject and traditional modes of representation. The presence of a naked woman among men dressed is not justified by any mythological or allegorical reason . The modernity of the characters makes obscene in the eyes of his contemporaries, this almost surreal scene.