Luncheon of the Boating Party by Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1881)

‘Luncheon of the Boating Party’ by Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1881)

Notice the vivid orange colour that borders the hanging drapery of the canopy, then traces down into the lady at the back’s dress seams, skimming through a man’s hat ribbon and into the man leaning over the table’s lips, right across the table and into the explosion of the colour in the dog-lady’s hat. A thread of vibrancy that connects the whole party.

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