Thursday, November 16, 2006

Earning a Living



Girl with a Watering Can, 1876 by Pierre Auguste Renoir, The National Gallery of Art.

Renoir painted this youg girl to attract people and some portrait business. Portraiture was the 19th century artist's bread and butter.

2 comments:

Orange Blossom Goddess (aka Heather) said...

This is a great favourite of mine! I have an over-sized print of it hanging up in my home. It reminds me of the important things in life...like literally taking the time to water my plants...commune with nature, etc.

Brian said...

While growing up my parents had a starving artist reproduction of this painting and it always freaked me out because I thought the young girl had a tail.

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