Wednesday, August 28, 2013

"Boating on the Seine"

I chose the painting "Boating on the Seine" by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, because there was something very peaceful and calming to it. Right off the bat I can tell that this painting incorporates space because there is the foreground, middle-ground and background, getting smaller respectively. The painting's primary element is the use of color. From shades and tints of blue, to green and white; it differs all over the piece. The other parts I noticed was the value of the painting. Near the bottom he uses a much darker blue than at the top, creating shadows. He uses certain brush strokes to create a sort of texture to the piece as well. In all, I found this painting very interesting because of the different uses of color and texture while keeping it's peaceful tone.

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