10 famous artists celebrate people, water and sunlight

by | Apr 30, 2020 | Art

Man was not designed to be confined indoors. Even convicts are let out into the prison yard to get some sun. What more for the average person? The following paintings by 10 notable artists celebrate the joy of the outdoors, of water and sunlight, and of that natural freedom most people take for granted until they are deprived of it.

Une Baignade, Asnières (Bathers at Asnières), 1884
George Seurat (French, 1859–1891)
Courtesy of National Gallery, London via WikiArt

Die Barke (Claude Monet in Argenteuil), 1874
Édouard Manet (French, 1832–1883)
Courtesy of Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen (Bavarian State Painting Collections)

On the Boat, 1887
Claude Monet (French, 1840–1926)
Courtesy of the Google Art Project via Wikimedia Commons

The Bathers, 1899–1904
Paul Cézanne (French, 1839–1906)
Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago

La plage de Trouville (Beach of Trouville), 1867
Eugène Boudin (French, 1824–1898)
Courtesy of the Google Cultural Institute

Donkey Rides on the Beach, c. 1890 – c. 1901
Isaac Israëls (Dutch, 1865–1934)
Courtesy of Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Ninos a la orilla del mar (Children at the Seashore), 1903
Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida (Spanish, 1863–1923)
Courtesy of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

En Flok Drenge ude i det solglitrende Vand (A Flock of Boys Out in the Sun-Shining Water), 1892
Peder Severin Krøyer (Danish, 1851–1909)
Courtesy of Bruun Rasmussen via Wikimedia Commons

Figures on the Beach, 1890
Auguste Renoir (French, 1841–1919)
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Bather, 1899
Winslow Homer (American, 1836–1910)
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

~ Barista Uno

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