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Marilyn Sands

Marilyn Sands
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Marilyn Sands is a Former 80's Stand-up Comic, her Essays can be found on salon.com & her unsold Screenplays in her Top Drawer...next to the hard liquor! "Author of 2 Works of Fiction....my Diary & my Resume"! ha ha All my Articles are Copyrighted & yes, I'll know!

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AUGUST 23, 2013 1:01PM

RENOIR - My Way..."ART Well Hung"!

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When I love something (like this Renoir Painting) I can't resist to turn it on its head & tweak it a little.  You should've seen what I did with Michelangelo's David!  ha ha

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Not ever being an Arts Major or any other kind of Major - it was love at first sight for me.  I'm not saying this is my all time favorite work of art; but it makes me happy.

Renoir's, that is!

To put it in layman's terms; the colors are brilliant, the scene is tranquil & everyone's having a good time.  As we all know; "Art" is subjective & we're allowed to like or love something - even if it's just the Frame!  ha ha

The Original, painted in 1881 - a 51 x 68 Oil on Canvas, first sold for an Impressionist Exhibition despite Renoir's wishes & then purchased in 1923 for $125,000; frame or no frame - by Duncan Phillips & since been a magnet attraction in The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C.

While mine has a little Pizza Oil on Poster Board & has graced my humble home since the 90's near the Pull-out Sofa!

Until this week, I didn't know the Who, What or Where of this particular masterpiece - nor do I have enough money to buy an Original - or say what Shirley MacLaine said to Jack Nicholson in "Terms of Endearment"...

"Come see my Renoir - it's in my Bedroom"!

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Well, Jack wouldn't like mine; all I've got is "Dogs Playing Poker" on Black Velvet!

Little did I know that the woman with the dog in this painting is seamstress Aline Charigot who was to be Renoir's future wife & all the others are his artistic friends who also have been identified; whether they like it or not!

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They are relaxing on a balcony at the Maison Fournaise along the Seine River in Chatou, France.  Parisians flocked there to rent rowing skiffs, eat a good meal or stay the night.  Renoir painted no less than 30 canvasses there.

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir was born in 1841 & died in 1919 at 79 years old. 

No, he didn't cut off his Ear, play Footsie with Toulouse-Lautrec or go raving mad because he ran out of "Magenta Red"!

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He painted till the end of his life; where his favorite subjects were young, buxom, nude girls & I don't blame him. 

He was so tortured with arthritis; he had a Paint Brush strapped to his hand which may or may not be a metaphor for his aging libido & a continuum for his lust for life.

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Personally, I look better with clothes on; the more the better!  Picasso would've captured me perfectly. 

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Actually, seeing those Renoir Nudes has given me a new lease on life & now don't have a bit of angst over eating the New 4 Pack of Twinkies!

They don't have one?  Well, who's counting!

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We just went to the Barnes in Philly which has the largest collection of Renoir's in the world. Mr Barnes especially liked his later nudes. I found myself whistling Queen's "Fat Bottomed Girls" the whole time I was there. R
Thanks for this. I always enjoy the Impressionists' work, Renoir's most of all. (Note to self: visit the Met next week.)
Thanks Jer! Yes, I was going to add: Famed Art Collector Dr. Albert C. Barnes asked Duncan Phillips: "That's the only Renoir you have, isn't it"? Phillips replied, "It's the only one I need"!
Yes, it's cut throat - The Barnes in Philly houses 181 Renoir's - more than any other single Artist. I'm glad you enjoyed it there!
Thanks Cranky! Edward G. Robinson said: "For over 30 years I made periodic visits to this Painting in D.C. & stood before it day after day plotting ways to steal it"!
What a cut-up, right?
Your expressed uninhibited exhibitionism has impressed me in a concrete and abstract manner. R
Thanks Trudge! And what bothers me is - I understand you! ha ha
So cool, thanks for sharing!!
Thanks Lunch Lady2! So glad you enjoyed! Even though we gals aren't perfect - we are works of Art, right?
I quite literally laughed out loud at this title, and the artwork was well chosen. Did you do these yourself?

Notice that the Renoir at the top is rather racy and suggestive, or am I just projecting? Thoroughly enjoyable.
One of favorites is Rene Magritte who was heavily influenced by Renoir and after WWII, woke up every morning, put on a suit and tie and walked to his studio to paint fake Picassos, Braques and Chiricos—a fraudulent repertoire he was later to expand into the printing of forged banknotes during the lean postwar period. He took a lunch break around 2:00pm, played chess in the afternoon and then went home for dinner and bed. It would take another twenty years before his own work was collected by museums.
Thanks Dan! Yes, the Title is suggestive - but not Renoir's Painting. My photograph under it is, of course, a reproduction but the objet d'art under it is my creation - I can & do move the figures around at my will. Like Paper-Dolls on acrylic/lucite Stands of various heights suspended into space.
Thanks jmac! I see that Rene Magritte was a surrealist painter of the 60's & he had a "Renoir Period" but his was purely a Pop, Minimalist & Conceptual type of Art. Different strokes for different folks.
Wow, Marilyn. That composition under the Renoir painting is your composition? Ingenious. It belongs in a museum of contemporary art. Looks like you have many talents, and not just the obvious two in your blog (comedy and).
Thanks Dan. Did you say I'm a piece of work & belong in a Museum? Oh, you mean my creative effort under the Master. I'm always under the Master! Ooh. Naughty, naughty. What can I say...Miley is catching!