Colorful Prussian Blue…

renoir1 Luncheon of the Boating Party by Susan Vreeland. I bought this book as a holiday gift for a dear friend,who is an art historian (and may have already read this book) . I couldn’t resist reading it first…which wouldn’t have been so bad= slightly creased pages-except that I was eating a chocoalate bar at the time….

I have been able to visit this painting frequently at the Phillips Collection here in Washington DC. My favorite part is the way the colors glow in the wine glasses and the way the paint is laid down seems so magically “casual”.

What fascinated me about the book was the references to Renoir’s  life and his models at the time he painted the Luncheon- including the menues served before the posing began, insights into his creative process and the influence of his fellow Impressionists- especially in regards to color. His use of Prussian Blue in this

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