Dejeuner sur l’Herbe
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Pigment, oil, gel, acrylic and inkjet on canvas
This artwork is a part of a series of multi-media works that seeks to explore patterns of representation and how examining visual culture can tell us so much about history, our current societies and the future. Using art as a method of archival collage, Ackad uses pieces of various paper media, combined with oil paints to address the images we see from day today and how they impact our understanding of social issues.
Dejeuner sur l’herbe:
As a nod to Edouard Manet’s 1863 oil piece, Déjeuner sur l’herbe, this work represents figures in a simple setting that still manages to convey contemporary culture and circumstance. The original work that inspired this piece has been recreated a number of times, and continues to represent changes and transformation in the social world and its many contributing factors.