3.22.2012

Notes for March (II p 651-53)

Monet, Regatta at Sainte-Adresse
Balbec through Elstir’s eyes (651).

p 652 | Claude Monet, Regattas at Argenteuil.The Regatta at Sainte-Adresse (1867);  Regatta Society of Le Havre. 

 A regatta probably looked a lot like this.

 By the 1870s, about 200 sailboats were moored in the Argenteuil basin. Many were owned by Parisians (only a half-hour away by train), but others could be rented. Renoir’s painting shows the boats & spectators at a regatta. At least two were run every month between early spring and fall.
Renoir, A Regatta at Argenteuil


Vittore Carpaccio, Legend of St. Ursula (large)


 
 
Bucentaur = Large Venetian barge(of the Doge)

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