At some point during my first week here in DC, I decided to hang up some of the art posters that I chose to bring as part of my East Coast decor. If you have ever seen my room in M-Town, you know that the walls are covered in posters a-plenty and that most of them are of famous works of art.
One of these in particular, one of the three that I can look at right now, is Luncheon of the Boating Party by Pierre-Auguste Renoir. It is, and has been for quite some time now, my favorite painting in the history of art. I always imagined that when I’m a real grown-up, that’s exactly how I want my life to be. Eating, drinking, relaxing with dear friends. And a puppy.
I saw the actual painting about six years ago when it was at the Phoenix Art Museum as part of a special exhibition of selected works from the Phillips Collection.
The Phillips Collection. THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION.
The Phillips Collection. Located on Q St. west of Dupont Circle in Washington, DC.
My favorite painting is here.
My FAVORITE painting is HERE.
I paid it a visit on Wednesday. Colors just as vibrant as ever, faces as expressive as they are subdued and content. Light, the ever elusive subject of the Impressionists, dancing playfully throughout.
I still want all that once I grow up.