PIERRE-AUGUSTE
RENOIR
(1841-1919)
 
Renoir: Desnudo bajo el sol, 1875-1876.
Renoir, Nude down the Sun,
1875-1876.

 
  • A sensual impressionist:
     
          Renoir has always been looked like the most outstanding painter of sensual Impressionism. He began painting in a Chinese Shop of porcelains in Paris. There he painted subjects that inspire sweetness and sentimental feelings inhereted from Rococo. Then, he worked at Gleyre's Studio where he met impressionist painters like Sisley and Monet. In his first years he was also influenced by Barbizon School, specially by Gustave Courbet paintings.
     
         Renoir is one of the most famous impressionists because of the matters he dealt with: flowers, sweet scenes of children and women. Feminine nude was for him an obsessive subject: his big forms can remember Rubens and his light and full of chromatism touch of brush is close to Tiziano. Renoir has got a luminous and vibrant palette that defines a very personal way of impressionism.
     
     
  • Representative Works by Renoir:
     
    Renoir: El palco, 1874. Renoir, The Box,1874, oil on canvas, Courtauld Institute Galleries, University of London.
    Renoir: El columpio, 1876. Renoir, The Swing, 1876, oil on canvas, Musée d´Orsay, Paris.
    Renoir: Le Moulin de la Galette, 1876. Renoir, Le Moulin de la Galette, 1876, oil on canvas, Musée d´Orsay, Paris.
    Renoir: Le déjeuner des canotiers, 1881. Renoir, Le déjeuner des canotiers, 1881, oil on canvas, Philips Memorial Gallery, Washington, D.C.
    Renoir: Baile en el campo, 1883. Renoir, Dance at the Field, 1883, oil on canvas, Musée d´Orsay, Paris.
    Renoir: Bañistas, 1918-1919. Renoir, Bathers, 1918-1919, oil on canvas, Musée d´Orsay.

    Written by:
    Beatriz Aragonés Escobar.
    Licenciada en Historia del Arte


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