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Pierre Auguste Renoir painted Picking Flowers, also known as In the Field, in 1890. This artwork depicts two girls in a field, with their backs facing the audience. By the 1880s, the painter took an entirely different path in his artistic career and decided to walk away from the Impressionism. Renoir was one of the main artists of the movement, along with Claude Oscar Monet, Frederic Bazille, and Alfred Sisley – a movement that went against Traditional values of the Academies.
During this period, Renoir decided to travel and study his painterly craft. His most impactful trip was to Italy, where he saw frescos painted by the Renaissance master, Raphael. Renoir began emphasizing the form, size, and volume, instead of working with expressive brush strokes and placing complementary colors side by side. His trip to Algeria also was important, because after observing the many different tonalities of skin tone, he convinced himself that Impressionism was not capable of capturing these nuances. His artwork became very technical, and many call this the “harsh period.” Another term for this phase in Renoir’s career is the “Ingres period,” as he gave considerable attention to the texture of fabrics, as well as skin texture, like Ingres himself.
At the beginning of the 1890s, Renoir decided to return to his previous way of painting and retrieved his some of the Impressionistic techniques. Picking Flowers is an example of an artwork concluded during this transitional period. The two central figures – the girls – are a bit more defined than the rest of the landscape. The girl on the left has brunet hair, a salmon pink dress, and is leaning on her right arm. The girl on the right is blond, wears a blue dress and looks down at the freshly picked bouquet of flowers.
The landscape is painted with very loose brushstrokes and little realistic definition. The grass is a mix of green, brown and yellow tonalities, as well as the trees. The far background depicts a road that leads into the distance, in which appears to have two human figures walking along it. Some violet colored mountain tops touch the light yellow and blue, calm sky. The overall color palette is vibrant and warm, with an exquisite portrayal of natural sunlight.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Picking Flowers Aka In The Field, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Picking Flowers Aka In The Field 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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