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the picnic

the picnic

Taking its cue from Manet’s ‘Dejeuner sur l’herbe’, the picnic consists of the 4 figures from the painting with their basket, laser cut from aluminium, life sized and seated planted under the trees. Still potent 150 years later in it’s depiction of female nudity amongst fully clothed gentlemen, the seated woman is appropriately shocking pink.
Various locations: Greenway Sculpture Trail, Mayo (2012), Sculpture in Context at the Botanic Gardens, electric picnic festival and St Stephen’s Green, PARK(ing) Day 2011.

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