Description of the picture:
Flower picking – Pierre Auguste Renoir. 1875. Oil on canvas. 54.3×65.2
This work of Renoir involuntarily evokes memoirs about spring and the sun, about the smell of flowers in the garden and youth. The picture consists of the brightest strokes that add up to the images of a lady and a young man, in roses, blossoming bushes and grass. The painter creates a mystical sense of the relationship between man and nature, as if they are one. Despite the fact that the scene seems to be shrouded in haze, the figures of the characters and their actions are accurately guessed. In the garden, a conversation takes place between lovers, the lady is slightly removed, while the young man, tearing off a flower, tries to insist on his own, this is eloquently indicated by his gesture – a hand resting on one side. Renoir loved the delicate, pastel colors – pink, blue, green – perhaps this is the influence of porcelain painting, which he worked in his youth. The artist’s paintings always have a lot of sun and light, they are filled with the breath of life."