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La sombrilla de jardín (obra de arte)

Información sobre la obra de arte

alrededor de 1910
57 1/8 x 77 inches (145.1 x 195.6 centimeters)


Purchased with funds from the State of North Carolina in 1973 and dedicated in memory of Moussa M. Domit, director of the North Carolina Museum of Art (1974–1980), by the NCMA Board of Trustees, 2008

Número de objeto
Americana a 1910

Key Ideas

  • The seated woman in this painting is the artist’s wife. The setting is their home in Giverny, France. 
  • The Japanese parasol (umbrella) is an example of Japonisme. This French term refers to the popularity of Japanese art and design among Western artists in the 19th century. 
  • Frederick Carl Frieseke was an American artist who spent most of his life in France. He painted in the American impressionist style inspired by the earlier French impressionist painters. 
  • Frieseke’s paintings focused on women and their private lives. Most other impressionist artists painted landscapes.

Más información

Frederick Carl Frieseke and his wife spent many summers at their home in Giverny, France. Frieseke was originally from Michigan, but he lived most of his life in France. He and his wife lived among a group of American impressionist painters in Giverny. French impressionist painter Claude Monet was one of their neighbors.

The woman sitting under the sunlit umbrella in this painting is the artist’s wife, Sadie. She is portrayed as a refined and cultured woman, taking tea and reading in her garden. Frieseke’s paintings often focused on the female form and women’s private lives. This was a different approach from other impressionist painters. They painted mostly landscapes. Frieseke was especially interested in capturing the sunlight in his painted scenes.

The Japanese parasol is a symbol of increasing globalization during the late 1800s and early 1900s. Japan had been forced to open trade with Western countries. Many Western artists became interested in Japanese decorative arts. This trend is known as Japonisme.

tags: clima, moda, estaciones, color

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  • An oil painting of an afternoon garden scene featuring two women. One is sitting in a green chair, and the other is standing, holding a parasol and wearing a big hat. Both women are wearing long, light-colored dresses. There is a tea table and a sunlit orange and yellow umbrella to the left of the women.

    La sombrilla de jardín

    La sombrilla del jardín, de Frederick Friseke. El cuadro muestra a dos mujeres en un jardín al aire libre con una gran sombrilla naranja.