September 05, 2007

Alone in company


This is "Luncheon of the boating party" by Renoir and I fell in love with it. The woman in the center (highlighted) is a perfect representation of the loneliness that can be experienced even in a crowd.

15 comments:

ninkita said...

interesting that you perceived it thus. i like this painting too, though my reading of it wasn't quite that.

Kartik Menon said...

@ninkita
what did you percieve it as then???

Michelle said...

u sure have an eye for detail :)

anks said...

This is one of my favs too... i remeber reading a long article in reader's digest on this one... each and every character in the painting was spoken about in that article...

Ps said...

This is one of my fav pics too.Yep--one can be aonbe even in a crowd.
Thanks for dropping by.
Yes, I do paint.I have an art site--link to it is on the right side of my blog.

Dimple said...

I am sorry to say but i don't think she is the perfect example of loneliness..'coz she is speaking to the guy sitting besides her..ache se dekh..but just hav a look at the bearded man..he looks so lonely..he is the perfect example..

Kartik Menon said...

@dimple
arrey yaar woh to kuch pi rahi hai...hard to drink anmd talk right

Kalyan said...

This is an absolutely wonderful painting...nice one!

Roshan R said...

smart catch...

ninkita said...

thats a nice one coming from someone who hasnt updated either!! and check thefoolsnewblog when you're bored.. i write there these days!

ninkita said...

nooooo.. bro got married.. and writing post transmutation may be interesting, who knows!

The Ink in My Veins... said...

reminds of the hindi saying:

"sab"ke beechmain, "khud"ko pana
mushkil bada kaam hai
"mujhi"ko lekar fir "hum"ban jana
jina isi ka naam hai! :)

mad scientist said...

My take:
1)she is a vegetarian while the food served is not her types
or
2)she dosent understand english well while ppl around her converse in english
or
3)she is literally bored

nikhil said...

after much thought and deliberation, i have arrived at the conclusion that the woman is abs bored not lonely bored, coz the guy next to her blabbering abt some topic which is of no interest to her and is it just me or is every one in the party just looking at each other...one woman is playing wid her dog, bearded guy wid yellow hat is looking at someone else, other guy wid yellow hat is looking at the bearded fellow(i am not making any assumptions on his lifestyle :D)..i could go on and on

grover vipul said...

I'll hav 2 agree with dimple tht the lady is not alone.. While eating or drinking its not necessary to look at the person sitting with u. ur ears r enough 2 stay in contact. plus it does not necessarily mean tht shes disinterested.
it is d bearded person with yellow hat who seems alone and most disinterested though in reality we do not know where he is looking at. He might be looking at a far away scenery nd relishing it. So for him he's not disinterestd!