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Pierre Auguste Renoir painted Nude Reclining on the Grass in 1890 and is one of many outdoor nude paintings concluded by the Impressionist. This painting was done during a sucsesfull time in the artist’s career. During this same year, the artist got married to Alice Charigot, his longtime love. By the time, they already had a five year old boy, named Pierre, and they had other children together in the future.
By the 1880s, Renoir was beginning to become in disbelief of the Impressionist movement and took a different direction with his career. After his trip to Algeria in 1883, the painter convinced himself that painting with combinations of complementary colors was never going to capture the nuances of the varied skin tones he observed during his trip. The artist began giving more attention to a realistic portrayal of life, focusing on form, volume, and contour – different from the loose brushstrokes and undefined forms of the Impressionists, who were concerned with the effects of light. Renoir also took a trip to Italy where he studied the Renaissance art and the artworks of painters, like Raphael, picking up techniques and applying to his own work.
As the 1890s came along, the artist returned to his previous style and way of painting, retrieving some of his Impressionistic traits. By analyzing Renoir’s production of nude paintings during these periods, it is possible to notice his change in style and technique. For example, The Large Bathers painted in 1887 has a more precise classic method, while Women Bathers painted in 1916, shows the artist’s return to the Impressionism.
Nude Reclining on the Grass was painted in between this transition back to Renoir’s original movement, the Impressionism. It is a painting that translates a mixture of modern and classical painting. The overall landscape is warm, with a red-brown and ochre ground. Some areas have loose strokes of green to portray vegetation, and there is also a blue area in the background representing a pond. The overall landscape has no defined areas, as the broad brushstrokes with thin layers of paint seem to cover one another. The main figure – a beautiful female nude – is represented with more detail and precision, making her stand out from this fantastical and dream-like scenery.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Nude Reclining On The Grass, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Nude Reclining On The Grass 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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When purchasing a painting on its own, it will arrive rolled inside a secure plastic 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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