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Renoir: Drawings

Renoir: Drawings

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Renoir: Drawings

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Released:
Jan 30, 2015
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9786050353044
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Pierre-Auguste Renoir is best known for his feminine and ethereal compositions of everyday life among women and children. He obviously loved the young of all ages; he seems to have been on of very few painters who could express the delicate appearing of young people and various aspects of their characters. He also clearly loved all women, from little girls to youngsters, working girls and fleshy peasant women, to fashionable upper middle class ladies. He had a special gift of depicting female nudes with warmth and affection; making light play on their fresh delicate skin seemed to come to life under his touch. This 19th century artist was able to capture the French sensibility of a bourgeoning industrial revolution through his numerous images, including his works on paper. This book with masterpieces include some of Renoir's most popular drawings, etchings and prints which have been able to capture his genius and artistry as one of history's greatest Impressionists.
Released:
Jan 30, 2015
ISBN:
9786050353044
Format:
Book

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Renoir: Drawings

By Christian Connor

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French painter born in Limoges, died in Cagnes. He was the son of a tailor. In 1845 his family moved to Paris. Between 1856 and 1859 he took an apprenticeship and then worked as a porcelain painter, also taking evening classes in drawing. Renoir then studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris. He was a fellow student of Monet, Sisley and Bazille; he went on summer painting trips with them to Chailly and Fountainbleau.

He studied the eighteenth century paintings in the Louvre and also met Corot, Millet and Diaz. In 1864 his work was first accepted at the Salon. During the 1870s he painted with Monet at Argenteuil and elsewhere, and came to know Cezanne, Degas, and Pissarro. In 1874 his work was included in the first Impressionist exhibition (and in three of the subsequent seven.) He had little public success but was patronized by Caillebotte, Chocquet and others.

From the late 1870s on he enjoyed increased success at the Salons, especially with portraiture. Eventually, he became dissatisfied with Impressionism and felt renewed admiration for Ingres, Raphael and eighteenth-century art.

During the 1880s he worked increasingly in the south of

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