Arts Everyday Living: The Art of Loafing—Through an Impressionist’s Eyes

THE ART OF LOAFING
THROUGH AN IMPRESSIONIST’S EYES

 

 

Jean-Louis Forain, The Fisherman, 1884, oil on canvas, Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton, UK

Jean-Louis Forain, The Fisherman, 1884, oil on canvas, Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton, UK

Fishing seems to be the favorite form of loafing.

Attributed to E.W. Howe

Jean-Louis Forain (1852-1931) was a French Impressionist, exhibiting in several of their group shows; he admired Degas, often depicting scenes of Parisian night life as well as ballet dancers.  American E. W. or Edgar Watson Howe (1853-1937) established a reputation as a novelist plus newspaper and magazine editor, particularly known for his humor.

The above image is used solely for educational purposes and in the U.S. public domain.

For more on fishing in art, click:

John Singer Sargent: Gone Fishing

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