|DAY 195||A PICTURE’S WORTH 1000 200 WORDS|
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 ...