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Select two (2) paintings depicting females by both a male artist and female artist named within the Explore section. Compare and contrast these two (2) depictions of women, and comment on any general tendencies that you detect among artists of that era in this respect. Compare this situation in the late 1800s to the way females are depicted in our own modern times, using at least one (1) specific modern example. Artist Edouard Manet, Painting Luncheon on the Grass. Manet’s painting techniques are more precise and structured. It’s obvious that his depiction of women is sensual and his lines are precise. He takes the time to truly define the women’s characteristics on the body and face. As a flaneur, a man-about-town, no apparent occupation, strolling the city, studying and experiencing it coolly, dispassionately. This painting expresses how Manet feels about the bourgeoisie, he displays the vulgar and materialistic lifestyle. As the men lay on the grass elegantly clothed, seeming relaxed and stress free as they enjoy
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