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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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