Lunch at the Restaurant Fournaise by Pierre-Auguste Renoir (The Rowers’ Lunch) was created in 1875. The painting is in Art Institute of Chicago. The size of the work is 55 x 65,9 cm and is made of oil on canvas.
Lunch at the Restaurant Fournaise presents a group of boaters relaxing after a meal in Chatou, a popular vacation spot situated on a small island in the River Seine. In the later decades of the 19th century, easy and available train transportation altered the appearance of small villages along the Seine and the lives of these villages’ inhabitants. Middle-class tourists from Paris soon flocked to the region to boat, dine out, relax, and escape the hectic pace of city life.
In this painting by Pierre Auguste Renoir, a colleague of Claude Monet and Edgar Degas, the sunlight of a lovely summer day filters through the leaves and into the open-air restaurant. Two young men lounge at a table; between them is a young woman seen from the back, wearing the blue flannel then popular with female boaters. (read more in renoir.net)
About the Artist: French artist and Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir was born in Limoges, Haute-Vienne, France. Although Renoir displayed a talent for his work, he frequently tired of the subject matter and sought refuge in the galleries of the Louvre. The owner of the factory recognized his apprentice’s talent and communicated this to Renoir’s family. Following this, Renoir started taking lessons to prepare for entry into Ecole des Beaux Arts… read more
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