Arts Everyday Living: Through the Eyes of Renoir & Fellow Artists–A Tale of Four Hats

 

George Romney, Mrs. Robert Trotter of Bush, 1788-1789, oil on canvas, Tate, London, UK

 

I’ve chosen a fun theme for today—hats!  So here are three unique depictions, from the elegant chapeau of Mrs. Robert Trotter of Bush by 18th century British portraitist George Romney (1734-1802); the colorful, decorative bonnets of two sisters by French Impressionist master Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919); and the more humble straw hat (temporarily abandoned) of a young woman by Italian artist Victorio Matteo Corcos (1859-1933).

 

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Two Sisters (On the Terrace), 1881, oil on canvas, Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois

 

Victorio Matteo Corcos, Dreams, 1896, oil on canvas, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy

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