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 brunch 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, use inspiration 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.