Camille Monet and Her Son Jean in the Garden at Argenteuil by Pierre-Auguste Renoir


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Camille Monet and Her Son Jean in the Garden at Argenteuil by Pierre-Auguste Renoir Camille Monet and Her Son Jean in the Garden at Argenteuil by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Artist: Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841 – 1919)

Nationality: French

Completion Date: 1874

Style: Impressionism

Genre: Portrait

Media: Oil on Canvas

Location: National Gallery of Art, Washingon

During the summer of 1874, when Monet, Manet and Renoir worked in close proximity to each other, Monet’s first wife Camille most often posed for Manet and Renoir rather than her husband. Two paintings, one by Manet and one by Renoir, done simultaneously on a summer afternoon, capture a moment of peaceful calm in the Monet’s garden. In 1924, Monet recounted the circumstances of the day in his garden at Argenteuil: “Manet, enthralled by the color and the light, undertook an outdoor painting of figures under trees. During the sitting, Renoir arrived. . . . He asked me for palette, brush and canvas, and there he was, painting away alongside Manet…

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I am a freelance writer and poet and started writing after raising my two boys as a way of discovering just who Jez is. That is still very much an on-going project but the journey so far has introduced me to many wonderful friends and fellow writers through an ever growing love of poetry.
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