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Pierre Auguste Renoir painted the floral still-life Flowers in a Vase in 1866, the same year he painted Spring Bouquet. Although these two paintings have very similar compositions, they change drastically in color palette and lighting. By painting flowers, the Impressionist felt free to experiment with different color combinations, values, and tones, without worrying so much about the figures. The Post-Impressionist, Vincent Van Gogh also had the same approach to painting floral still-life, like in the artwork Vase with Poppies, Cornflowers, Peonies and Chrysanthemums. In the 1860s, many French artists saw this theme as a test to the painter’s true abilities.
Renoir was significantly inspired by the Japanese art, as many woodcut prints were coming to Europe. As a modern artist, Renoir and his colleagues sought to go against the rules imposed by the Classic Academies and the Japanese woodcut prints were a perfect alternative source of influence. These prints done in the technique of Ukiyo-e brought completely different aesthetic values than Europe was habituated to seeing in museums, and caught the attention of the Impressionists. These exotic artworks brought subjects of nature, which was a common interest among the modern painters, as they mainly worked en plein air – meaning they painted outside.
Different from the abundant light and soft tonalities Renoir portrayed in Spring Bouquet, Flowers in a Vase has a darker and earthier feel. The practice of painting floral still-life is reminiscent of the Dutch artists who came before him – and in this case, so is the dark color palette. In the background, the artist used a gray-brown color with a slight change of light to dark from right to left. The table is painted in the same colors as the background but has a green base and a lighter tone – as well as featuring a stone-like texture.
Renoir breaks a bit of the centered composition by placing the edge of the table on the left side of the canvas. The vase is made of clay and painted with a warm brown. Renoir painted a variety of flowers in a bouquet with dark green stems. The overall dark pigments used in this painting make the specks of bright color of the flowers pop, as the Impressionist inserts flowers of many sizes and with shades of red, yellow, white, orange and purple, creating a beautiful unity in the artwork.
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