The Luncheon on the Grass/Le Bain after Hiroshige/Manet

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It was 150 years ago that Edouard Manet stirred up the French art scene with his The Luncheon on the Grass/Le Bain. It was detachment of the female nude from historical or mythical allegories that shocked confused critics. Heresy and blasphemy of the tradition cherished with fake ideals, that only a man with strong will and political connections, or great fortune, can enjoy a picture of women nudes in safety of their homes, still, covered with religious, mythical or historical allegories. And Manet dared to show his work publicly.

Tradition of the Floating World – Artist & Printshop, Muha @ BlackBOX is an example of how some traditions can survive through time and gain root from one culture and epoch into another one. Ukiyo-e, pictures of the floating world, are known through prints and reprints from the 17th century till now. In Japan, during Edo period, ukiyo-e prints served as mass produced posters from commoners. Usually artists would paint for print shop and then print shop would make multiple copies of the work. There was usually mutual understanding or contract between artist and the owner of the print shop, leading to the lifetime relationship.

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Print based on my painting
from the series 100 Views of Ukiyo-e.
You can read more about painting here.

Printed with Canon ipf8300 ink-jet Fine Art printer.

Estimated delivery for Europe – 8 to 11 days;
Outside of Europe – 11 to 22 days.

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