Siegel believes that Renoir added impressionist landscape after painting smooth porcelain flesh of nudes.
Bathers are aesthetically incongruous because it lacks unity, for example, in composition and brushstrokes on both its sides. Left side of the composition remains dominant within the painting occupying about two-thirds of the canvas. In addition, composition on the left is intricate in the perceived complex relationship between contours of two nudes. On the contrary, organization to the right of bathers remains casual in composition with a deep and airy space. Two bathers on the left remain executed with flat, glossy, or smooth technique that lacks visible brushstrokes. Lack of consistency and unity in the painting detracts harmony of theme of nudes bathing.
Split among impressionist caused Renoir isolation and loneliness from his fellow painters. In addition, the split resulted into financial shortage that greatly affected Renoir. Renoir preferred working with his old community of painters that included Monet. However, the split influenced Monet who preferred to work alone. He could not receive enough money from his dealers.
Renoir’s attention to bathers shifted and he devoted his time to Aline and Pierre. Change of focus remained evident mainly from the paintings including Mme that depicted Renoir nursing Pierre. Change of attention from Bathers to the family affected the former because Renoir devoted his studies and paintings to his family.
Renoir conducted preparatory studies of his painting and carried out experiments using different techniques, postures, and arrangements that would eliminate irregularities. Renoir also wrote letters that expressed his desire to establish artistic progress and find solutions to irregularities in paintings.
Contemporary writers including Mallarme, editors Wyzewa and Dujardin positively influenced Renoir’s divergence from