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The Luncheon of the Boating Party

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The Luncheon of the Boating Party


The  luncheon  of  French  bourgeoisie  under  frilly  striped  awning.
Young  fair  maiden, rosy  cheeks- beguiling  her  eyes;  leans  on  the  railing.
Amidst  fruits  and  undrunk  wine  in  amorous  air  strokes dog, a  wife.
Men  look  askance  in yellow  straw  hats,  faces  muse  in  blazing  whites.
Quivering  tints  alive  on  a  terrace,  evolve  in  sunbathed  human  life.


"Inspired by Pierre Auguste Renoir's painting,
-- Luncheon of the Boating Party"
..*in this stroking the dog is the artist's wife

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For the contest "Ekphrasis Painting, skulpture..."
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  1. Date: 1/12/2012 11:27:00 AM
    I know i had a memory of this..! you have re-told the magic the painter has captured,, and evoked imaginations" of those scenes that live outside in summers free time, Well done Gautami..)

  1. Date: 6/10/2011 9:06:00 AM
    A magnificent ekphrasis, Gautami. Congratulations on your placement in Brian's contest! Feeling a bit better today and am trying to catch up on some comments. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 6/4/2011 1:17:00 AM
    this is REALLY good!! Congrats on the HM. I am yet to see all the winners of this contest!

  1. Date: 6/3/2011 3:12:00 PM
    Congrats on your HM Gautami for this fabulous entry my friend..luv..

  1. Date: 6/3/2011 12:44:00 PM
    Amazing piece, Gautami : )

  1. Date: 6/3/2011 7:48:00 AM
    superb! kudos for the greeaat win, gautami... you're on a rol:) hugggs

  1. Date: 6/3/2011 5:41:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Brian Strand's contest Gautami. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/1/2011 6:33:00 PM
    beautiful and creative entry to the contest, Gautami

  1. Date: 6/1/2011 1:19:00 PM
    Thanks Gwen and thanks Chris..Renoir has always been my favourite.Love the vibrancy of his colors( the touch of red in most),how the light falls on his subjects..his umbrellas or the intricate laces.. You are so right Gwen, this piece of his art is brimming with so much what was I thinking when decided to do this in five lines??..whoa!!

  1. Date: 6/1/2011 12:27:00 PM
    Hi Guatami- You choose a great artwork to write about! The luncheon party is such a busy piece of art--if one studies it, they may think Abe Lincoln is standing in the back of the painting talking to the lad with the black beret on. The awning was painted as one of the last touches. You captured the busyness of this painting nicely. Quivering tints alive is excellent. Gwendolen Gwendolen

  1. Date: 6/1/2011 10:04:00 AM
    Superb ekphrasis here, Gautami. Sincerely. I have always enjoyed this particular painting. You did great in conveying the atmosphere, and the author's note is interesting too. Best wishes in Brian's contest.