Medium: oil on canvas
Location: Phillips Collection, Washington DC, USA
Dimensions: 129.5 x 172.7
Breakfast of the rowers captures Renoir's
friends experiencing amusing moments at the restaurant Maison Fournaise near the Seine at Chatou. Man with hat in foreground is a painter Gustave Caillebotte
(patron and supporter of the impressionists). Second person in foreground, a lady with a dog is Aline Charigot ( Renoir's
future wife). Charles Ephrussi, a rich amateur art historian, art collector and editor of art magazine, is a man with a tall hat in the background. Actress Ellen Andree drinks from a glass In the center of the composition. In the upper right corner of the screen, there are Renoir's
friends Lestringez Eugene Pierre and Paul Lhote, flirting with Jeanne Samary. In the middle of the picture leans against the railing the owner's daughter Louise-Alphonsine Fournaise, watching her brother Alphonse Fournaise, Jr. (man turned back to the left). In the foreground we can also see Angele Legault with hat and Adrien journalist Maggiolio benting over the table. The table creates diagonal composition dividing the image into two parts, full and more or less empty. Renoir
paid much attention to modelate his painting with much light, so that the result was a contrasting, colorful and full of life.
Renoir painted picture Breakfast rowers in 1881. Prevailing color of this fine art print is vivid and its shape is landscape. Original size is 129.5 x 172.7. This art piece is located in Phillips Collection, Washington DC, USA. This image is printed on demand - you can choose material, size and finishing.Pierre Auguste Renoir (1841-1919).
One of the greatest French Impressionists
. He painted modestly, humbly studying the works of other painters. His paintings are spontaneous and full of loose, fine brush strokes. Courbet inspired him to depict everyday scenes of ordinary people and Corot influenced Renoir by his love of nature and the use of subtle tones. However, Renoir was most influenced by Manet
, who is known for his colourfulness, small spatial depth and broad brushstrokes. Renoir’s images are direct, capturing the optimistic atmosphere
of Parisian streets and cafes. His nudes are known for their purity, fineness, and the play of light on the human body. Among his best-known works are The Swing
(capturing a beloved courting scene, a festive moment, full of colour and light), Moulin de la Galette
(a symbol of Impressionism showing an open-air summer dance festival), Luncheon of the Boating Party
(an idealized portrait of Renoir’s friends, including his future wife). The image shows the abandon of the upper classes and their leisure time. Among his prized paintings is a series of three paintings Dance in the Country, Dance in Bougival
and Dance in the City
(in which he masterfully painted movement and the atmosphere of dance).