Luncheon on the Grass: Essay

Luncheon on the Grass: Essay

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“The gaze”  or “Look” is a technical term originated by film theorists, however, there is a sense of power attributed by it because the gaze of a character or the actor is such that there is an air of superiority about it. According to Jonathan Schroeder (1998), to gaze at someone in any visual art form is not just a look it conveys a psychological relationship where the gazer is dominant while looking at an object. Manet’s Luncheon on the Grass, was path-breaking and provocative at the same time because in the painting the naked woman is directly gazing at the viewer. (more…)

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