edouard manet
"Le D'jeuner sur l'Herbe"
Edouard Manet

Luncheon on the Grass was exhibited with other impressionist paintings at the Salon des Refuses by Manet in 1863.  This painting earned the impressionists a great deal of media attention.  Whilst a nude in a classical setting was considered acceptable, one in a contemporary setting was not.  Luncheon on the Grass caused a public scandal and was savaged by the critics.