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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 195 A PICTURE’S WORTH 1000 200 WORDS

Luncheon of the Boating Party

AUGUSTE RENOIR, 1880-1881

 

The story behind Luncheon of the Boating Party by Auguste Renoir is as delightful as the scene itself. This snapshot of leisure shows people taking a lunch break on the banks of the Seine River in France while on a boating excursion. Renoir featured his actual friends in this painting, giving viewers a glimpse into his colorful social life. From a Parisian actress to a local seamstress, his friends spanned the classes and included a variety of artistic talents.

 

Let’s focus on the two prominent people nearest the viewer. The pretty young ...

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