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Big Girls in Art: Renoir | Manolo for the Big Girl

Big Girls in Art: Renoir

 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?

6 Responses to “Big Girls in Art: Renoir”

  1. TeleriB March 26, 2008 at 9:12 am #

    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.

  2. Leah March 26, 2008 at 10:06 am #

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

  3. Janice March 29, 2008 at 12:32 pm #

    This is a big girl?

  4. mary martha March 31, 2008 at 10:33 pm #

    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.


  5. Cartier Jewelry February 1, 2009 at 11:35 pm #

    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.