Renoir worked on the painting on the terrace of the maison fournaise, a restaurant located on an island in the seine in chatou, the western suburb of paris. The painting depicts a young woman and her younger sister seated outdoors with a small basket containing balls of wool. Over the railings of the terrace one can see shrubbery and foliage with the river seine behind it.Jeanne darlot (1863-1914), a future actress who was 18 years old at the time, was posing as "the elder sister." It is unknown who posed as the "younger sister," but it is stated that the models were not actually related.Living in the moment and indulging in life's temporal pleasures were among pierre auguste renoir favorite themes, and he expressed them more than any other impressionist. A renowned leader of the impressionist movement, renoir (1841 - 1919) enjoyed depicting his friends and lovers with expressive candor, conveying a youthful exuberance and intimate charm that suggests visions of an earthly paradise. By focusing on the 'here and now' of his time, these fleeting moments become relished nostalgic memories. Renoir's portrayal of luminous color, skillfully varied brushstrokes, nuances of light and shadow all worked together to form a warm sensuality. Tallenge store has brought you this beautiful piece of art on a high quality 240 gsm 100% cotton canvas with gloss finish. This painting is printed on a high resolution hp inkjet large format production printer delivering sophisticated and elegant museum quality prints.
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