Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Thinking about the Impressionists

Gustave Caillebotte: Portraits à la campagne (1876)
Pierre-Auguste Renoir: End of the Lunch (1879)
Edouard Manet: The Luncheon in the Studio (1868)
Camille Pissarro: The Little Country Maid (1882)
The Impressionists often painted images of ordinary people working, enjoying holidays or Sundays, or spending time outdoors. There are several very famous Impressionist paintings that depict meals such as Le Déjeuner sur l'Herbe by Édouard Manet (1862-1863) or Luncheon of the Boating Party by Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1882). Today I decided to look for a few less-well-known Impressionist paintings of dining tables and meals, and came up with these four.

1 comment:

Jeanie said...

I love these painting posts. Love 'em, love 'em, love 'em! SO beautiful!