Published on August 22nd, 2017 | by Magda Michalska
Picnic Time! Best Picnic Inspirations From Art
August picnics or barbecues, when the sun is shining, the grass is green and birds are singing… When the basket is full of yummy sandwiches and bottles of home-made compote… If you’re planning a summer eat-out with your friends and family but want to do it differently than usually, take a glimpse on these picnic inspirations from art!
Picnic Inspiration 1
How about a picnic by the river, while watching a rowing race? That’s a recipe for a delightful afternoon by Pierre Bonnard, a founder of the post-impressionist group called Nabis, which worked in Paris.
Picnic Inspiration 2
Fernando Botero, a contemporary Colombian artist offers us a picnic in his usual exaggerated-volume style. This picnic seems so chilled at first gaze, a healthy basket filled with fruit and vegetables, napping somewhere in the wilderness… , It’s on the second gaze that we notice a hand of the smoking lady and an unsettling eruption of a vulcano in the background.
Picnic Inspiration 3
Breakfast on a hammock? Is there anything more relaxing than a Sunday branch in your garden? Just remember next time to put up a Japanese screen to make it look more Impressionist!
Picnic Inspiration 4
In case you are a student on a budget, take example from Cezanne’s interpretation of Manet’s Luncheon on the grass. Just bring what you’ve got, which in this case means many friends and a couple of oranges.
Picnic Inspiration 5
I love the feeling when the picnic is finished and everyone is full and happy, children play outside, adults go for a walk and the wind dances with the tablecloth and women’s hats.