Painted by 1908, En Promenade captures the vitality of the French landscape and depicts one of Frieseke’s favored compositions – elegantly dressed women at leisure in his garden. He uses Impressionistic brushstrokes paired with color and pattern to infuse the composition with delicate rays of light that settle on the grass and the women’s parasol. Frieseke’s interest in the effects of sunlight began in Giverny and remained with him throughout his career. The artist elaborated on this in a 1914 interview, "It is sunshine, flowers in sunshine, girls in sunshine, the nude in sunshine, which I have principally been interested in for eight years and if I could only reproduce it exactly as I see I would be satisfied... If you are looking at a mass of flowers in the sunlight out of doors you see sparkle of spots of different colors; then paint them in that way... The effect of impressionism in general has been to open the eyes of the public to see not only the sun and light, but the realization that there are new truths in nature" (as quoted in C.T. MacChesney, "Frieseke Tells Some Secrets of His Art," The New York Times, June 7, 1914).
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