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One of Pierre Auguste Renoir's standout achievements entitled Umbrellas, painted between 1880-1881, during a frenetic period of artistic output that included Girl with a Fan, Girl with a Cat and Box an the Opera, The Luncheon of the Boating Party and Two Sisters (On the Terrace). This work is a staggering achievement of composition, form, and style. Showing the viewer a rainy Paris street, the eye is drawn not to the cluster of hands in the center of the paintings, but instead to the figure in the forefront in a formalistic twist that would later influence street photography.
In the late XIX century, photography could not yet capture snapshots of life so efficiently, yet in a flourish of style, Renoir cuts off figures in the painting, suggesting the panoramic continuation of the scene outside the confines of the frame. This unconventional snapshot of urban life places the artist more in the realm of Degas than with his early Impressionist colleagues Claude Monet and Alfred Sisley.
The oil painting Umbrellas works with a bold color palette of mainly blue and violet. In smaller areas, Renoir placed complementary colors to create unity in the overall painting; like the yellow cap on the girl in the forefront, as well as her red-orange hair. Although this artwork portrays many human figures, only two look directly to the viewer – the woman holding a basket in the forefront and the little girl behind her holding a yellow toy hoop.
Painted in two stages, the first immediately before he grew tired of the Impressionist style and the second after he took it up again, Renoir initially used the free brushstrokes and luminous palette first associated with the movement. When he returned to the canvas in 1885-6 after a period studying the works of Ingres and Cézanne, and painting in a more broad, classical style, Renoir reworked the female figure in the foreground of the frame. Recent x-rays of the painting suggest that the artist adapted her clothes, changing her bright frills to the muted dress of a working-class woman. This curious adaptation places the work in the same trajectory as The Luncheon of the Boating Party which also explored the cohesion and contrasts of social life. Renoir did not exhibit the painting straight away, instead allowing it to fall into private collections before it was shown, in all its contrasting grandeur, to the public.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Umbrellas, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Umbrellas 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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