In the rich picasso
life, the confrontation with "Lunch on the Grass" by Manet comes after
the meeting with Delacroix. In effect, in essence, between 1960 and
1962 Picasso faces one of the painting emblematic of
modernity. The relationship with the author of le Fifre was as the
titillate, from 1932, Picasso said: "When I see le Déjeuner
sur l'herbe, I tell myself pain for later. " Indeed, it should really
start to suffer that twenty years later. Picasso begins with the work
before drawing to interpret in its own way to play different players.
While in most versions, painted with broad flat, the "talker" remains
in profile, the Bather, it is presented so as to leave nothing to guess
its charms. And when it completes its series, all participants of this
"party square" are completely naked. However, the realization of
sub-wood, painted a very virtuoso by Manet, poses many more problems to
Picasso, who in his long career, has hardly painted nature.