Thursday, January 3, 2008

"The Seine At Argenteuil" by Renoir

One of artist Jay Rolfe's favorite Renoir paintings in the Renoir Landscapes exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art is the subject of today's photo. It's another painting titled "The Seine At Argenteuil" and painted in 1874. A painting from the previous year, 1873, has the same title and is painted from a similar place, yet is very different, showing the near bank, the river, and the far bank and is not about boating. I featured that painting in my post on December 19, 2007.

The photo of the day is one that artist Jay Rolfe believes is a beautiful painting of leisure boating on the Seine near Paris. Renoir painted that day along side Monet, who painted a similar canvas. Renoir's painting was lent to the exhibit by the Portland Art Museum in Oregon, and it only appeared in Philadelphia.

Artist Jay Rolfe has saved some of the best images until the last few days of the exhibit in case you've been on the fence. The Renoir Landscapes exhibit is at the Philadelphia Museum of Art continues only until Sunday January 6, 2008, 3 more days. Artist Jay Rolfe recommends you get there. If you miss it, you can see a few Renoir landscapes and many, many more Renoirs (181 total Renoirs) at the Barnes Foundation in Merion PA. In fact, I posted a photo of Renoir's "Red Boat At Argenteuil," a fall scene with women boaters, on November 8, 2007.

This is the latest step of artist Jay Rolfe on his Journey From Starving Artist To 21st Century Picasso. You may view some of Jay Rolfe's Unique Artistic Idea, his Hyper Representational 3-D Shaped Stretched Canvas paintings, on his website at Artist Jay Rolfe uses vibrant color, 3-D, recognizable shape, and huge size to reveal beauty, touch emotion in a positive way, and create an Uplifting Conversation Piece.

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