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Pierre Auguste Renoir began the oil painting entitled The Canoeists Luncheon in 1879 and concluded it during the next year. This artwork shows a scene at the Chatou, a famous stop at an island in the Seine. The Seine river was a subject portrayed by many modern artists, such as Edouard Manet, Claude Monet, Paul Signac, Vincent Van Gogh, among others. The Realist Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot painted Seine Landscape near Chatou, many years prior, in 1855, but with a darker color palette. Renoir also painted his masterpiece Luncheon of the Boating Party.
During this time, Renoir took a different direction in his career, as he traveled immensely and pondered if Impressionism was going to supply him with the tools he needed to become a great artist. The Impressionists were pioneers in modern art, breaking with the traditional values brought by generations of artists and imposed by the Classic Academies. Renoir, along with his colleagues began the Impressionist movement as they were hardly ever excepted in the prestigious exhibitions of the Paris Salon, so they organized their own art show.
During the 1880s, Renoir studied the past masters of the Renaissance art and began to give more attention to form, composition, and volume, then working expressive brush strokes with vibrant colors. Although for about a decade the artist took a different direction, he was never able to totally abandon his Impressionistic traits, like seen in The Canoeists Luncheon. The painter ends up returning to his original style after the 1890s.
This outside scene portrays two sailors and a woman having wine at the Chatou, probably after a meal. The man on the right is laid back in his chair with a cigarette in his hands and wearing all white. The woman sits on the other side of the table and looks at the Seine river, with the back of her head facing the viewer. She wears a dark blue dress. The man sitting next to her is wearing light yellow clothing and features a full beard. The overall painting is drenched in sunlight that glimmers through the vegetation that grows up the decorative fence. The table features some bottles, glasses, and fruit – all loosely painted in an Impressionistic manner. The Seine river can be seen in the background, showing people practicing different styles of boating.
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