Wednesday, 9 June 2010

U is for …

…Les Parapluies! OK I’m getting desperate now. When I got to thinking about U all I could think of was umbrella and that got me thinking about one of my favourite paintings, hence Les Parapluies or The Umbrellas by Auguste Renoir. I’m a great fan of the impressionists as a whole but I first came to appreciate Renoir when I bought Rod Stewart’s album ‘A Night on the Town’, I’ve also been lucky enough to see first hand Monet’s garden at Giverny in France and to attempt to replicate some of his paintings in photos.

So, I’ve digressed and perhaps cheated slightly – here are a couple of images to share with you

parapluies

A panel from Les Parapluies by Auguste Renoir

night on the town

Cover of A Night on The Town – otherwise known as Le Moulin de la Galette also by Auguste Renoir

Of course I could always have written about my walk to work today under my umbrella in the pouring rain – hmph flaming June, eh??!!!!

Check out the other Us to see how desperate people are getting now that we are near the end of the alphabet!!!

21 comments:

  1. What wonderful pictures! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Love your UMBRELLA post...come see mine too!!!

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  3. I think this was terribly clever for your U post! I just love that album, it's one of my favorites. And to see Monet's garden in person? You are one lucky gal! Kathy

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  4. I love umbrellas especially the brightly color ones. I have not seen that umbrella painting, will have to check that out

    ps, umbrella was my other choice for alphabe-thursday - was going to post about how I couldn't find a yellow umbrella in new york - everyone always seem to be carrying black ones and even those selling umbrellas on the street only sells black ones

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  5. I loved that simple cultural and staright to the point thank you

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  6. lovely painting :D

    we are getting desperate, the last few letters are HARD LOL :D

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  7. This is my favorite Umbrella post - love Monet´s garden!

    Happy Alphabe-Thursday

    LOLA:)

    PS Mine this ´week is HERE. Hope you can join me!

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  8. Hidden depths, you!
    Have you seen Les Papapluies de Cherbourg, it's good. Weird, but good

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  9. It is pouring rain here today as well ... Umbrella is the perfect word for a rainy U day... and i love Renoir ... brilliant artist...

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  10. Love it! It doesn't appear desparate at all...

    Great u post

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  11. I have an umbrella stashed in every place I'm likely to find myself - in the cars, at my desk, at the front door, at the back door - when one lives near a rain forest one comes to appreciate an umbrella!

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  12. When it rains here it usually pours. So umbrella's are important.
    And Renoir is always a good choice!

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  13. What a lovely idea, I have alwas loved rain and walking in it with an umbrella. Lovely paintings and great information.

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  14. Lovely paintings. I don't think I've seen pictures of them before. Great u post.

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  15. Lovely paintings. I also thought of umbrella through most of the week. But I would have just taken pictures of all our umbrellas opened up. lol. Yours is very creative.

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  16. Or we could discuss my family at the swim meet tomorrow morning in the 48 degree pouring down rain (unless there is lightening!) because that is NOT a pretty picture - though the ones you postes are of course BEAUTIFUL!

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  17. I love that painting too! I could use an umbrella here too...the weather is just terrible...it feels like february here today.

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  18. wonderful post, I too love the impressionists!

    Susan

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  19. I love Monet and the umbrella picture fits right in with the theme. Thanks for sharing the other pictures too. I can't get enough of his work.

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  20. Those are beautiful paintings, and you did not cheat at all! My favorite painting in my home is a watercolor of a Prague street scene, with people walking with colorful umbrellas. Umbrellas have such a romance and mystery, don't your think?

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