Arts Everyday Living: Monet & Renoir—Flowers of Summer and Autumn

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MONET & RENOIR

FLOWERS OF THE SEASONS

 

 

In the garden, Autumn is, indeed the crowing glory of the year, bringing us the fruition of months of thought and care and toil.  And at no season, save perhaps in Daffodil time, do we get such superb colour effects as from August to November.

Rose G. Kingsley, The Autumn Garden

 

Monet

Claude Monet, Still Life with Flowers and Fruit, 1869, oil on canvas, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu, Caifornia

French Impressionist Claude Monet (1840-1926) was still a struggling young artist when he created the richly colored arrangement of Still Life with Flowers and Fruit in 1869.  He and his friend Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919), who were then painting together, shared both the bouquet and vase for their luxurious displays evident in the latter’s Mixed Flowers in an Earthenware Pot below.

Which do you prefer?

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Mixed Flowers in an Earthenware Pot, c. 1869, oil on paperboard, mounted on canvas, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Mixed Flowers in an Earthenware Pot, c. 1869, oil on paperboard, mounted on canvas, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Rose G. Kingsley (1845-1925) was an author of books on a variety of subjects, including travel, art, and gardening.

The above images are used solely for educational purposes.

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