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ISBN13: 9780143113522
ISBN10: 0143113526
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A vivid exploration of one of the most beloved Renoir paintings in the world, ?done with a flourish worthy of Renoir himself? (USA Today)

With her richly textured novels, Susan Vreeland has offered pioneering portraits of artists? lives. Now, as she did in Girl in Hyacinth Blue, Vreeland once again focuses on a single painting?Auguste Renoir?s instantly recognizable masterpiece, which depicts a gathering of Renoir?s real friends enjoying a summer Sunday on a cafand#233; terrace along the Seine. Narrated by Renoir and seven of the models, the novel illuminates the gusto, hedonism, and art of the era. With a gorgeous palette of vibrant, captivating characters, Vreeland paints their lives, loves, losses, and triumphs so vividly that ?the painting literally comes alive? (The Boston Globe).

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Susan Vreeland is the internationally renowned author of five books, including Girl in Hyacinth Blue.

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Robert Larrabee, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by Robert Larrabee)
The book was very good, and readable. Like the way it brought the painting and history to life.
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katknit, April 4, 2009 (view all comments by katknit)
What goes through an artist's mind during the act of creating a painting? Susan Vreeland makes that question the theme of Luncheon of the Boating Party. Generally agreed to be one of Renoir's masterpieces, Luncheon is a huge canvas depicting fourteen people enjoying a repast at an inn along the River Seine. Renoir is depicted at the pivotal point in his career when he was struggling to decide whether to persist with the impressionist genre, or to incorporate more formal techniques and styles. Provoked by a critical comment from Emile Zola, he embarks upon a quest to produce a work to serve as the definitive rebuttal.

Vreeland immerses her readers within the heart of Montmartre and the romantic Parisian ideal of "modern life". A joyous commingling of street scenes and cafe society, artists and models, dealers and yachtsmen, Luncheon is an earthy, incandescent evocation of one of the art world's most momentous eras. Enjoy!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780143113522
Author:
Vreeland, Susan
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Impressionism (art)
Subject:
Painters
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Painters -- France.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20080331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1-page color insert (see production note
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
9.00x5.00x1.00 in. 1.00 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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