When I was little I had this art game that had a bunch of postcards of different works of art. This was one of my favorites. I remember looking at the woman’s expression and wondering what she’s thinking. It always fascinated me – still does, in fact. I still can’t tell what she’s thinking.
I have always loved the soft focus and pale-yet-vibrant colors that Renoir used in his paintings. There is a sense of motion and depth in his subjects, whether they are people, landscapes or still-lifes. I love impressionist painters and Renoir is one of my absolute favorites.