Does this painting sound familiar?
May 23, 2009 12:45 PM   Subscribe

Help me identify a painting I saw, loved, and forgot... A group of "bohemians" are eating/drinking/sitting under a bridge... there may or may not be a bonfire... it may or may not be night... I use the word "bohemian" because it has stuck in my mind... I don't know whether that's part of the title, whether the painting is German, or whether it just struck me as abstractly "bohemian" - I had just become an artist :> - I saw it in a museum, most likely in NY, San Francisco, or London - sorry for the slight reeds of info - anything sound familiar to anyone?
posted by LittlePumpkin to Media & Arts (8 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I am trying to find it out of boredom. Couple questions:

Was it realist? Abstract? Older painting? Newer? Circa 1950s? Circa 1700s?
posted by ian1977 at 1:13 PM on May 23, 2009

Luncheon of the Boating Party immediately came to mind. There is no bonfire or bridge, and I'm not sure these people would be depicted as "bohemian". This is probably not the painting you were thinking of because it is such a well-known painting, but I thought I'd answer just in case.
posted by Fairchild at 2:32 PM on May 23, 2009

If pressed I'd say circa 1890-1930, Ian, but not with much confidence. Thanks for asking.

That's not it, Fairchild, but thanks to you too for humoring my search!
posted by LittlePumpkin at 3:20 PM on May 23, 2009

A description of the style would be a huge help.
posted by Sys Rq at 3:32 PM on May 23, 2009

Dejeuner sur l'herbe is the other obvious choice: bohemians, food, but no bridge.
posted by doubtfulpalace at 4:15 PM on May 23, 2009

I know, Sys, and wish I could remember -- alas, not.

Yeah, Doubtful, definitely a bridge.

Thanks all.
posted by LittlePumpkin at 4:59 PM on May 23, 2009

Stab in the dark - could it be "Hobo Camp Under Bridge" by Theodore Czebotar about 2/3rds of the way down this page?
posted by lunaazul at 10:30 PM on May 23, 2009

Not it, lun, but that's a great, sad painting - thanks for introducing me to Czebotar!
posted by LittlePumpkin at 5:21 AM on May 24, 2009

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