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In the summer of 1868, Claude Monet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir set their easels side-by-side, and both composed paintings of the scene before them at La Grenouillere, which was a fashionable place for citizens to dine and boat in Paris. The paintings above show the contrast between the two artists’ perception of the scene–Renoir [top] seems to focus more on the people of the scene itself, whereas the most striking part of Monet’s piece [bottom] is the depth and effects of the water against…

In the summer of 1868, Claude Monet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir set their easels side-by-side, and both composed paintings of the scene before them at La Grenouillere, which was a fashionable place for citizens to dine and boat in Paris. The paintings above show the contrast between the two artists’ perception of the scene–Renoir [top] seems to focus more on the people of the scene itself, whereas the most striking part of Monet’s piece [bottom] is the depth and effects of the water against…

sean-atkins:  1565 Pieter Bruegel the Elder – Hunters in the Snow, Winter, Detail skaters

sean-atkins: 1565 Pieter Bruegel the Elder – Hunters in the Snow, Winter, Detail skaters

The Seine at Argenteuil - Claude Monet, French Impressionist Painter (1840 -1926).  It is under this beautiful Vanilla Sky that David Aames chooses to start his lucid dream about Sofia.

The Seine at Argenteuil - Claude Monet, French Impressionist Painter (1840 -1926). It is under this beautiful Vanilla Sky that David Aames chooses to start his lucid dream about Sofia.

Monet - subtle contrast between red and green, and creation of green out of grays using relative colors, mid tone through drastic high and low temperature balance, canvas shape allows a lot of background with a close foreground

Monet - subtle contrast between red and green, and creation of green out of grays using relative colors, mid tone through drastic high and low temperature balance, canvas shape allows a lot of background with a close foreground

Pierre Auguste Renoir - The Seine at Argenteuil, 1888 at the Barnes Foundation Philadelphia PA

Pierre Auguste Renoir - The Seine at Argenteuil, 1888 at the Barnes Foundation Philadelphia PA

⊰ Posing with Posies ⊱ paintings of women and flowers - Claude Monet, “La Terrasse à Vétheuil”, 1881

⊰ Posing with Posies ⊱ paintings of women and flowers - Claude Monet, “La Terrasse à Vétheuil”, 1881