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March 26, 2008

Big Girls in Art: Renoir

Filed under: Art — Francesca @ 8:28 am

 Francesca feels safe, this time, in assuming that the subject of this painting, “Woman with a Parasol” by Pierre Auguste Renoir is, in fact, a woman. And what a beautiful one at that!

(A poster print of this painting is available here.)

Francesca asks:

What is this woman thinking about?

And, while the woman is thinking whatever she is thinking, how long will it be before she realizes that the little child is about to run off to Cincinnati?


  1. I don’t trust that smile. Perhaps she is secretly a sorceress and has summoned up the darkness which is about to consume the small, adorable, but no doubt annoying child.

    Comment by TeleriB — March 26, 2008 @ 9:12 am

  2. I think she’s just happy to have a quiet moment – that child looks near the beginning of his terrible two’s!

    Comment by Leah — March 26, 2008 @ 10:06 am

  3. This is a big girl?

    Comment by Janice — March 29, 2008 @ 12:32 pm

  4. I quite like this recurring feature…

    I am an amateur photographer and love the history of the medium. I was just reading and came across this image and immediately thought of your blog.

    The image is “On the Banks of the Marne” by Henri Cartier-Bresson. I love it because it shows some big girls out in the world and having fun… it feels like something we don’t see enough in art or photography.

    Comment by mary martha — March 31, 2008 @ 10:33 pm

  5. Who would have thought? :P, However, I don’t see the relevance of this post, although the content is great, but this is mainly a cartier jewelry website.

    Comment by Cartier Jewelry — February 1, 2009 @ 11:35 pm

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