Thursday, July 14, 2011

Parasols and Umbrellas

This is a reposting from a favorite blog, It's About Time. Enjoy the pictures and go to the original blog posting for further information about the artists.
On the History and Art of Parasols and Umbrellas

Too much sun here today. Umbrellas and parasols come to mind. Many 19th-century paintings are filled with parasols, partially a reflection of the Japonisme influence at the end of the 1800s. An umbrella or parasol is a canopy designed to protect against rain or sunlight.

Pierre Auguste Renoir (1841-1919). Woman with a Parasol 1872

William McGregor Paxton (1869-1941) Child in Sunlight, The Chinese Parasol 1908

1886 Olga Boznanska (Polish Impressionist painter, 1865-1945)

Jacques-Joseph Tissot (1836-1902) The Traveller

Claude Monet (1840-1926). The Walk, Woman with a Parasol 1875


  1. Thanks for sharing this post with me! In my purse, along with my wallet and keys... I always have an umbrella! Beautiful paintings!

    Have a blessed day my friend, HUGS!

  2. Gorgeous paintings, they really are beautiful Wish it had been warm here today. I think we had our summer in April.

    Thank you for your lovely comments :-)

  3. Lovely :) I've often thought of getting a parasol. The older I get, the less I can tolerate sunlight for long periods of time.

  4. Hi Nancy *hugs*
    What an interesting little adventurous tour through time we went through...with the different umbrellas in different periods of time. Lovely paintings. I expected to see one you did at the end... :o) would have been lovely.
    I hope you have a lovely evening..truly..

  5. I have a collection of parasols - 5 in total. I love using them in the heat of the summer - so much fun and no sunscreen required!

  6. I always enjoy reading your blog. I learn new things.

  7. This is so enjoyable! Going back and bringing us forward with this beautiful art. My favorite is the Chinese Parasol. A thoughtful and soft impression.

    Have a fabulous weekend Nancy!


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