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In 1877, Pierre Auguste Renoir portrayed the French actress and model, Jeanne Samary in the painting entitled La Reverie. It is believed that the artist concluded this work after Samary and Renoir became lovers. The actress also appears in other paintings by Renoir, like the masterpiece The Ball at the Moulin de la Galette, Luncheon of the Boating Party, as well as Jeanne Samary. She was a smart and sophisticated woman – rooted in various areas of art, with family members connected to music and theater.
In the portrait La Reverie, Samary looks deep into the viewer's eyes with great emotion. Her brunet hair is pulled back, and she wears a green dress with a pink and yellow flower to decorate. She leans her left elbow on the table and rests her chin on the palm of her hand. Renoir carefully placed a golden ring and stoned bracelet. The background was painted with tonalities of pink, orange, and purple – in a fantastical way.
The overall painting was done with loose and expressive brushstrokes, where some areas are more contained and detailed – like her face. As an Impressionist, the artist was significantly influenced by the Japanese art, as many woodcut prints were arriving in Europe. This was a perfect motif for modern painters to leave the rules of the Classic Greek art and embrace influences from different cultures. The Japanese prints came in vibrant colors, with unusual compositions, as well as subject of the daily life. The simplicity and respect for nature of this exotic culture inspired Impressionists to work outside, or en plein air, and portray the beauty they saw, in a modern way.
During this period, Renoir was financially stable, as he worked with many commissioned portraits and knew how to please his clients. Although this painting is highly Impressionistic, by the 1880s, Renoir took an entirely different direction in his technique. The painter began to emphasize the definition of shape and realistic textures, influenced by the works of Italian Renaissance artists, like Raphael, as well as the Neo-Classic artists, like Ingres. During many years, Renoir rejected the Impressionist style, as he believed it was not able to capture what he strived to accomplish. In fact, many refer to this time as his “Ingres period,” as he aimed to achieve the effect of realistic fabric and velvety skin tones.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Jeanne Samary Aka La Reverie, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Jeanne Samary Aka La Reverie 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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Depending on the degree of damage to the warranted painting, it will either be repaired or replaced. This warranty service is provided free of charge.
When purchasing a painting on its own, it will arrive rolled inside a secure tube with an extra 1.5" of white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it in any local frame shop.
You may choose to purchase your painting framed, in which case, it will arrive "ready to hang". We offer more than 20 beautiful models, all hand finished and expertly assembled by our experienced framers.
Note that for safety reasons we can only frame up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached the framing option is automatically disabled.
If you are planning to frame your painting yourself,
use an existing frame, or frame it locally, you may choose to order your painting with a stretching service,
meaning that it will arrive mounted on wooden bars.
If you're considering not framing your painting at all, you may opt for a Gallery Wrap. The term Gallery Wrap refers to the way the canvas is stretched, which is by wrapping it around thick stretcher bars, about 1.5 inch thick, with the canvas being secured to the back rather than the sides of those bars.
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