Luncheon on the Grass (Manet)

The languor and buzz of summer. What a serene time, perfect for the flowers, green, aquatic, and perfumy.

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Luncheon on the Grass (Manet)

Post by Boudicca » Mon Jun 22, 2015 12:28 am

Possets description: One of the most mysterious and audacious paintings ever to come out of Western imagery, Luncheon In The Grass can shock us even today. I painted this myself, once, and found a great many things to love about it: the insouciant look of the lady who is bare, the still life of foods which were consumed, and there is a tiny bullfinch hovering madly at the very center of the canvas and no one has come up with a decent explanation of what it is doing there? Is it a symbol or just an extraneous charm that Manet added for whimsy?

Possets celebrates the Luncheon in the Grass with tea, lemon curd, biscuits, a bit of melon and a good whiff of grass and just a very small gust of skin musk. Very modern and very alluring.
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Re: Luncheon on the Grass (Manet)

Post by cordelia blythe » Thu Aug 13, 2015 9:27 pm

Thoughts on this one too would be great,TIA:)

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Re: Luncheon on the Grass (Manet)

Post by Malaena » Sat Aug 22, 2015 10:32 pm

Wet - This starts off very lemony and a bit sweet.

Drying - The lemon slowly moves to the background and sweet tea takes the stage. It makes me think of BPAL's Dorian but more feminine. I never get any biscuits or melon. Up close it smells like a perfumy sweet tea. It wafts sweet tea with a hint of lemon.

This had low throw for a few hours before it became a skin scent. I like it and I'll definitely finish up my decant but don't think I'll get a bottle.

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