19C French Impressionist Oil on Canvas of Picnic Scene

19C French Impressionist Oil on Canvas of Picnic Scene.


This is a HIGHLY DESIRABLE piece of French Art from the late 19th Century, circa 1880/90.

Unsigned…which is a real pity….as if this painting were signed it would be worth a substantial sum! Definitely in the style of Renoir…..possibly Paris Street Art.

Depicts various people in late Victorian dress seated at tables etc in an open air setting…..like a picnic.

It is a large and imposing original work of art and GREAT VALUE for money!!!

Impressionism is a 19th-century art movement characterised by relatively small, thin, yet visible brush strokes, open composition, emphasis on accurate depiction of light in its changing qualities (often accentuating the effects of the passage of time), ordinary subject matter, inclusion of movement as a crucial element of human perception and experience, and unusual visual angles. Impressionism originated with a group of Paris-based artists whose independent exhibitions brought them to prominence during the 1870s and 1880s.

The Impressionists faced harsh opposition from the conventional art community in France. The name of the style derives from the title of a Claude Monet work, Impression, soleil levant (Impression, Sunrise), which provoked the critic Louis Leroy to coin the term in a satirical review published in the Parisian newspaper Le Charivari.

The development of Impressionism in the visual arts was soon followed by analogous styles in other media that became known as impressionist music and impressionist literature.

Radicals in their time, early Impressionists violated the rules of academic painting. They constructed their pictures from freely brushed colours that took precedence over lines and contours, following the example of painters such as¬†Eug√®ne Delacroix¬†and¬†J. M. W. Turner. They also painted realistic scenes of modern life, and often painted outdoors. Previously,¬†still lifes¬†and¬†portraits¬†as well as¬†landscapeswere usually painted in a studio.[1]¬†The Impressionists found that they could capture the momentary and transient effects of sunlight by painting outdoors or¬†en plein air. They portrayed overall visual effects instead of details, and used short “broken” brush strokes of mixed and pure unmixed colour‚ÄĒnot blended smoothly or shaded, as was customary‚ÄĒto achieve an effect of intense colour vibration.

Impressionism emerged in France at the same time that a number of other painters, including the Italian artists known as the Macchiaioli, and Winslow Homer in the United States, were also exploring plein-air painting. The Impressionists, however, developed new techniques specific to the style. Encompassing what its adherents argued was a different way of seeing, it is an art of immediacy and movement, of candid poses and compositions, of the play of light expressed in a bright and varied use of colour.

The public, at first hostile, gradually came to believe that the Impressionists had captured a fresh and original vision, even if the art critics and art establishment disapproved of the new style.

By recreating the sensation in the eye that views the subject, rather than delineating the details of the subject, and by creating a welter of techniques and forms, Impressionism is a precursor of various painting styles, including Neo-Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Fauvism, and Cubism.

Read More at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impressionism

This painting is a LARGE oil on canvas, in its original Gilt wood frame..

19C French Impressionist Oil on Canvas of Picnic Scene.

Provenance: From a Private Collection in Dallas, TX but originally acquired in Europe.

Condition: Near Mint.

Dimensions: In Frame: 45″ x 57″

Price Now: $1,800

19C French Impressionist Oil on Canvas of Picnic Scene

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