I am not a big fan of Renoir and I don’t really like this painting. He is like the Thomas Kinkade (next week ) of the impressionists. I’m not seeing a lot of water so I think “The Sunbathers” might have been a better title. He probably can’t paint water, either in a pond or on the flesh, so why bother? I guess if you wanted any cred as a painter in Paris in the 1800’s you had to tackle the subject. He failed. Meanwhile, my “Bathers” project has suffered a setback due to the lack of models at the beach this time of year. Tub or shower anyone?


October 21, 2014

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