Sunday, December 11, 2011

The umbrellas

A world famous artist who has not featured in my blog so far: impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841=1919). He is one of those artists who in theory should really fit my taste, but where in practice I am less convinced. This painting from 1883, which we saw in October in the National Gallery in London, is the first one by Renoir that I really love, in particular the various shades of blue. And it fits the late autumn/early winter weather we are currently having in Holland. More on Renoir in the wikipedia article linked to below.