The Garden Pierre-Auguste Renoir Buy Art Prints Now
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Tom Gurney BSc (Hons) is an art history expert with over 20 years experience
Published on June 19, 2020 / Updated on October 14, 2023
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The Garden is a representation of our environment and society's responsibility towards it. The surrounding cannot just thrive on its own. People ought to take care of it and protect it from degradation.

The Garden looks beautiful and appealing to all to visit it and enjoy some time in it. The environment can only serve the people if they also extend an effort towards it. Perhaps the main theme in the garden is attending to the plants and flowers. Another interesting theme the garden and man exhibit is the co-existence and dependency. The garden is part of the natural environment; the man is part of the human environment. These two subjects exist in the same space and look after one another. They also share other natural resources for their survival. People need to understand that the natural environment is important and we cannot exist without it.

The use of colours by Renoir is brilliant. He has carefully chosen each colour to represent something. For examples, bright colours are meant for flowers. The green colour is for plants and grass while neutral colours have been used to show pathways. One objective of impressionism was to include natural light in the paintings. Renoir must have enjoyed painting this garden because it included natural light. It gives the flowers and plants a special glow even if the painting has not been refined. The painting is oil on canvas available in museums and other artwork exhibitions. The original piece was only one done by Pierre-Auguste Renoir. All others are reproductions of current artists. Renoir painted this work during an interesting era of impressionism. It was a new technique that was introduced in the 1860s. The technique decided to look at painting differently and achieve a new perspective.

Impressionism was about capturing an image or object as it was. The technique is about simplicity and no hidden meaning needed to be discovered from a piece of art. That is why the method changed even the appearance of a completed painting. Impressionism used light brush strokes and sometimes unmixed colours. It made a complete painting seem unfinished and messy. At that time, not all artists accepted the new technique. Part of the rejection might have been its simplicity, which made it look incomplete and unrefined. Despite the controversy, Renoir was among the few artists that the Salon allowed. He could display his paintings in exhibitions that declined other artists' work.

Today, this piece of art looks unique and fabulous. It may be perceived simple, but that is what makes it stand out. While all other paintings are going through refinery in the studio, this painting maintains its originality. Such paintings are important because they preserve history. They show how art and painting have evolved and developed into what we have now. It creates a point of appreciating the progress art has come so far. Looking at the painting of the garden, we can see flowers, plants and a man standing from a distance. The garden seems to be attended by somebody or people. That is evident from how it appears. Someone has done the pathways and arrangement of flowers as well as plants.