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Pierre Auguste Renoir painted a portrait of Aline Charigot in 1883, in the artwork entitled By the Seashore. Renoir and Charigot eventually got married in 1890, after the artist gained financial stability. She was the Impressionist’s muse and appears in many of his works, like Country Dance, and Motherhood (Woman breast feeding her Child), where the artist also portrayed their son Pierre.
The year Renoir painted By the Seashore represents a turning point that would mark his artistic career forever, for at the moment he decided to head a completely different direction. By the beginning of the 1880s, the painter was pondering if he should reject the Impressionist movement in which he founded along with Claude Monet, Frederic Bazille, and Alfred Sisley. As modern artists, they had different values than the Classic Academies, and they were rarely accepted into the prestigious exhibit of the Paris Salon. In response to this, the Impressionist movement officially began when they organized an alternative art show called Salon des Refusés, meaning the Salon of the Rejected.
For about a decade, Renoir traveled to many locations and studied the traditional techniques of painting, especially the work of the Renaissance era. His trip to Italy was particularly inspiring, and he became passionate about Rafael’s artwork in particular. The painter’s view on his art changed, as he no longer used loose and expressive brush strokes, but focused on the form and composition of the painting. This “harsh period” is characterized by a significant focus on technique, and not working with the spontaneous factor of the Impressionist movement.
By the Seashore was painted on a vertical canvas, as Renoir positioned Charigot centered on the composition, sitting on a wicker chair. She looks kindly at the viewer with a timid smile and appears to be knitting. She wears fashionable clothing, with a decorative navy-blue hat and many ruffles on her shirt. Renoir painted Aline Charigot with much detail and care, captivating her essences. The background is very reminiscent of the Impressionist’s previous work. He used broad and loose brush strokes with mixing pigments of brown, green, blue and orange to portray the seashore with vegetation. The far background shows the blue and green sea, with sailboats and yellow mountain tops in the distance.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of By the Seashore, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of By the Seashore that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
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