collecting colours over a cup of coffee...

If you are a lover of printed words, you would know how much of your time is taken by books alone. Then one day, sooner or later, you discover a huge vacuum within that you know next to nothing about other art forms. This blog is an attempt to fulfil one such lacunae in the art of painting. We intend to look up a random painting and upload it with a link here every day whilst having our daily cuppa coffee. In this way at least we hope to be better acquainted with colours, colourers and the schools than what we are now.If you wish to be a part, you know where to shout.
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Sunday, October 25, 2009

The Umbrellas

The Umbrellas, 1883, Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Renoir created a number of beautiful examples of the two prototypes of street scenes, i.e. both general impressions of streets and crowds of people randomly hurrying past one another and the same people observed at close quarters. It was the latter type that Renoir sought to capture in the life-size figures of The Umbrellas. He used subtle shades of blue, grey and brown and then added emphasis by means of some brightly glowing colours.
quoted from Renoir by Peter H.Feist


Unknown said...

this is one of my personal favourites of Renoir

Dsata said...

Excellent blog !

I've made a post about the readers on the works of Renoir :

mekie said...

Incredibly beautiful!

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