Presence Picture #5: Grounds for Sculpture brings Renoir painting to life

Renoir sculpture at Grounds for Sculpture

This is my friend and colleague Melissa Meade, interacting with a sculpture that recreates the painting Le déjeuner des canotiers (Luncheon of the Boating Party) by French impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir. The sculpture is at Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, New Jersey, USA.

Here is a picture of the original painting:

Renoir's Le déjeuner des canotiers (Luncheon of the Boating Party)

For pictures of some of the other sculptures, see the Miss Buttercup blog, where the author writes, “There were moments when I forgot I was in a sculpture garden because it felt like I was in a painting.”

For more on the painting, see the web site of the Fournaise Museum.

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