Sunday, 27 November 2011
Guernsey in pictures and stamps
These stamp postcards represent a series of stamps issued by the Royal Mail to commemorate the centenary of Renoir's visit to Guernsey for about a month during the summer of 1883. During that relatively short time he produced 15 pictures.
Apart from the children at the seashore, they aren't particularly a style that I associate with Renoir. My experience is of course very limited but I did visit the Orangerie in Paris one magical summer's day and I can remember being completely taken aback by Renoir's paintings there, especially "Young girls at the piano". It entirely reinforced my opinion that there is nothing whatever that can substitute for seeing original art.
This is a post for Sunday Stamps, now hosted by Violet Sky at "See it on a Postcard!"