The Skiff (La Yole)

Renoir’s charming maritime scene depicting two young women floating dreamily in a rowboat on a small body of water. While texture is often the biggest player in Impressionist artwork, using small brushstrokes to create the illusion of volume, color proves to be central in this piece as well, with the bright orange of the boat contrasting with the blue water.

Creator: Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Date: 1875

Original Medium: Oil on canvas

Original Size: 71 x 92 cm

Location: National Gallery London