Lunch of the Boating Party By Pierre-auguste Renoir. Art Print Poster (16x20)

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High quality print on satin-finish poster paper
It is shipped rolled within double protective tube to minimize the chance of damage during delivery.
Poster size: 20 x 16"
Makes a great gift
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Luncheon of the Boating Party (1881, French: Le djeuner des canotiers) is a painting by French impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir. The painting depicts a group of Renoir's friends relaxing on a balcony at the Maison Fournaise along the Seine river in Chatou, France. The painter and art patron, Gustave Caillebotte, is seated in the lower right. Renoir's future wife, Aline Charigot, is in the foreground playing with a small dog. On the table is fruit and wine. The diagonal of the railing serves to demarcate the two halves of the composition, one densely packed with figures, the other all but empty, save for the two figures of the proprietor's daughter Louise-Alphonsine Fournaise and her brother, Alphonse Fournaise, Jr, which are made prominent by this contrast. In this painting Renoir has captured a great deal of light. The main focus of light is coming from the large opening in the balcony, beside the large singleted man in the hat. The singlets of both men in the foreground and the table-cloth all work together to reflect this light and send it through the whole composition. It was purchased from the artist by the dealer-patron Paul Durand-Ruel and then bought from his son by Duncan Phillips. It is currently housed in The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. It shows a richness of form, a fluidity of brush stroke, and a flickering light.