These paintings by Pierre-Auguste Renoir are so beautiful. When my family and I went to Washington , D.C. last year I got to see some of his paintings in person. It was so exciting to see the actual brush strokes that Renoir did so many years ago. I wonder what he was thinking as he was painting...did he spend hours working on one little section of a painting like I do? I could have spent all day in that art museum studying the different paintings and wondering what the artists thought about as they mixed and remixed their colors. I bet they even had paint stains around their fingernails!
|The Dancer, 1874, Renoir|
|Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette, 1876, Renoir|
|A Woman with A Dog,1880, Renoir|
(Portrait of Madame Renoir)
Renoir was a French artist that was known for the Impressionist Style. Impressionism focuses on capturing the overall impression of the scene by using light and color.
|A Girl with a Watering Can, 1876, Renoir|
|Me with the real deal! It is bigger than I imagined!|
|Roses and Jasmine in a Delft Vase, 1880-1881, Renoir|
Renoir was also influenced by classicism and Realism.
"Why shouldn't art be pretty? There are enough unpleasant things in the world."
Such a true statement! I wonder if he was thinking back to his days of painting designs on porcelain china when he said that?
Thank you Renoir for giving us beautiful art to look at!!!