In the Luxembourg Gardens by Pierre Auguste Renoir



Title

In the Luxembourg Gardens

Artist

Pierre Auguste Renoir

Ref GM2124
Type Fine Art Print
Image Size 16" x 20" (40 x 50 cm)
Overall Size 18" x 22" (44 x 54 cm)
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Description  
This painting depicts different characters doing various activities within Luxembourg Gardens, which is the second largest public park in Paris, France. The park is the garden of the French Senate, which is itself housed in the Luxembourg Palace. The garden is largely devoted to a green parterre of gravel and lawn populated with statues and centered on a large octagonal basin of water, with a central jet of water. The garden is famed for its calm atmosphere. Surrounding the basin on the raised terraces are a series of statues of former French queens, saints and copies after the Antique. In the southwest corner, there is an orchard of apple and pear trees and the théâtre des marionnettes (puppet theatre). The gardens include a large fenced-in playground for young children and their parents and a vintage carousel. In addition, free musical performances are presented in a gazebo on the grounds and there is a small cafe restaurant nearby, from which many people enjoy the music over a glass of wine. The orangerie displays art, photography and sculptures.