Are you a Monet or a Renoir?

Need a new pair of specs, but not sure where to start? Let some of our favorite Impressionist painters help show you the way. It’s simple: just pick your favorite painting below, and we’ll pick out your new favorite pair of frames:

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If you picked Claude Monet…

A Corner of the Studio (1861). Claude Monet.
A Corner of the Studio (1861). Claude Monet.

…we recommend the Cypress in Forest Fade.

Classic Specs Cypress glasses in Forest Fade.
Classic Specs Cypress glasses in Forest Fade.

One of the most prolific painters of the Impressionist movement, Monet honed in on the idea of painting his expressions of the scenes of nature before him – especially when it came to plein-air painting. If you’re drawn to Monet, you’re probably drawn to natural earth tones and colors, whether it’s in his lily pad paintings or his idyllic indoor portraits. That’s why we think you’ll love the Forest Fade color – an easily wearable neutral dark color on top that fades into a Monet-esque lily pad green.

If you picked Pierre-Auguste Renoir…

Luncheon of the Boating Party, 1880-81. Pierre-Auguste Renoir.
Luncheon of the Boating Party, 1880-81. Pierre-Auguste Renoir.

…we recommend the Beacon in Matte Black.

Classic Specs Beacon glasses in Matte Black.
Classic Specs Beacon glasses in Matte Black.

You’re a people person. Well, kind of. If you’re anything like Renoir, you love grabbing a window-facing seat at the coffee shop and spending the afternoon people-watching – but you’d rather not actually talk to them. Renoir captured some of the most iconic scenes of day-to-day Parisian social life – but in person, he was known for being shy and quiet. To help channel your inner Renoir, we think you’ll love the Beacon in Matte Black: bold enough to look like you’re working on something very important (and even more importantly, can’t be bothered) while you watch the crowds pass by at the cafe.

If you picked Edgar Degas…

The Ballet Class (1871-74). Edgar Degas.
The Ballet Class (1871-74). Edgar Degas.

…we recommend the Bevy Glasses in Milky Mauve.

Classic Specs Bevy glasses in Milky Mauve.
Classic Specs Bevy glasses in Milky Mauve.

More than half of Degas’ paintings depict dancers – so if you picked one of his classic ballet paintings, you can’t go wrong with the Bevy in Milky Mauve. It’s a subtle, upswept round frame in a shade that reminds us of a brand new ballet slipper.

If you picked Camille Pissarro…

The Orchard (1870). Camille Pissarro.
The Orchard (1870). Camille Pissarro.

…we recommend the Beacon glasses in Dove Grey.

Classic Specs Beacon glasses in Dove Grey.
Classic Specs Beacon glasses in Dove Grey.

Are you the person who everyone turns to for advice? Then you might not be surprised that you chose a painting by Pissarro, one of the oldest, wisest, and most respected of the Impressionist era painters by his contemporaries. This Danish-French painter focused on outdoor settings, so you’ll see a lot of the color like the Beacon in Dove Grey in his work, from clouds to flowers to freshly-fallen snow. Also, it’s the color of his beard – one of Pissarro’s trademark features.

If you picked Édouard Manet…

A Bar at the Folies-Bergère, 1882. Édouard Manet.
A Bar at the Folies-Bergère, 1882. Édouard Manet.

…we recommend the Ashford in Whiskey Crystal.

Classic Specs Ashford glasses in Whiskey Crystal.
Classic Specs Ashford glasses in Whiskey Crystal.

If you picked this painting by Manet, you might be what some people would refer to as a game-changer. That’s right – you’ve got bright things ahead of you. Not only was Manet one of the first painters to depict modern life (an era known as Realism), he later cast that aside to found the beginning of the Impressionist era. That’s why we’ve picked the Ashford in Whiskey Crystal for you – because for all the hard work you’ve done so far, you absolutely deserve a gold medal.

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