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Pierre-August Renoir was a French Impressionist painter whose eye for beauty mad…


Pierre-August Renoir was a French Impressionist painter whose eye for beauty made him one of the movement's most popular practitioners. He is best known for his paintings of bustling Parisian modernity and leisure in the last three decades of the nineteenth century. Though celebrated as a colorist with a keen eye for capturing the movement of light and shadow, Renoir started to explore Renaissance painting in the middle of his career, which led him to integrate more line and composition i…



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*** Les grandes baigneuses par Pierre Auguste Renoir*** By the mid-1880s he had …


*** Les grandes baigneuses par Pierre Auguste Renoir*** By the mid-1880s he had broken with the movement to apply a more disciplined formal technique to portraits and figure paintings, particularly of women. It was a trip to Italy in 1881 when he saw works by Raphael and other Renaissance masters, that convinced him that he was on the wrong path, and for the next several years he painted in a more severe style in an attempt to return to classicism. Concentrating on his drawing and emphasizin…



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