Friday/ the ‘Luncheon of the Boating Party’

Here’s my latest puzzle project : the wonderful impressionist painting, Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s Luncheon of the Boating Party.  It’s fun to use the artist’s colors and textures to build out parts of the picture, and then to find out how they link up in the big picture.

[From Wikipedia: As he often did in his paintings, Renoir included several of his friends in Luncheon of the Boating Party. The painting, combining figures, still-life, and landscape in one work, depicts a group of Renoir’s friends relaxing on a balcony at the Maison Fournaise restaurant along the Seine river in Chatou, France. The painter and art patron, Gustave Caillebotte, is seated in the lower right. Renoir’s future wife, Aline Charigot, is in the foreground playing with a small dog, an affenpinscher. On the table is fruit and wine].

Pierre-Auguste Renoir painted the ‘Luncheon of the Boating Party’ in 1880–1881 with oil on a large canvas, 51 in × 68 in (129.9 cm × 172.7 cm). The painting is currently located in Washington DC in the art museum called the Phillips Collection.

2 Replies to “Friday/ the ‘Luncheon of the Boating Party’”

  1. hi Dale! Yes, I should do that. I see there is actually such a thing as ‘puzzle glue’ on Amazon. I think the glue can be applied on the front of the puzzle, and if needed a layer on the back, as well.

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