Déjeuner sur l’Herbe (Luncheon on the Grass)

by Pericles Lewis Edouard Manet’s painting “Luncheon on the Grass” (“Déjeuner sur l’Herbe,” 1863) was one of a number of impressionist works that broke away from the classical view that art should obey established conventions and seek to achieve timelessness. The painting was rejected by the salon that displayed painting approved by the official French… Continue Reading Déjeuner sur l’Herbe (Luncheon on the Grass)

May Sinclair

Biography by Anthony Domestico May Sinclair (1863-1946) is one of the forgotten modernists.  Close friends with Ezra Pound, Ford Madox Ford, Robert Frost, and others, Sinclair was the first British writer to praise T.S. Eliot’s Prufrock and Other Observations, the first critic to use the term “stream-of-consciousness” to describe a literary technique, and the creator of a… Continue Reading May Sinclair