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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

FRENCH ARTIST PIERRE-AUGUSTE RENOIR - 1841 TO 1919 THURSDAY, MAY 23RD

TODAY'S POST IS ABOUT RENOIR.  HIS IMPRESSIONISTIC STYLE DURING THE SAME ERA AS CLAUDE MONET, IN FACT THEY WERE FRIENDS.  

Renoir was born in Limoges, France, on February 25,1841.  His drawing talents led him to become a painter of scenes on fine china in a porcelain factory.   As a young man he also visited the Louvre quite often to study the great masters paintings.   He then began to study art in Paris, where he met Claude Monet.


PIERRE-AUGUSTE RENOIR

Renoir chose to paint his subjects close up rather than at a distance like Claude Monet did.  And he was also an Impressionist artist choosing a bright pallet for his colors.

THE SWING 1876
A GIRL WITH A WATERING CAN
LUNCHEON OF THE BOATING PARTY
JULIE MANET WITH CAT
THE THEATER BOX 1874
DANCE AT LE MOULIN DE GALLETTE
DANCE AT BOUGIVAL
TWO SISTERS
 RENOIR IN HIS OLD AGE STILL PAINTING AND IN A WHEEL CHAIR. 
I HOPE YOU HAVE ENJOYED THIS TOUR INTO THE LIFE OF RENOIR.  HE WAS ONE OF THE MORE SUCCESSFUL ARTISTS OF HIS DAY.

Please do go back and view my daily posts as from May 17th I began posting daily for the 'Simply Irresistible French Blog Party'...and I will have one more post on Friday....so stay tuned~

posted by Teresa

5 comments:

Hindustanka said...

Great talent and beautiful paintings! I don't know why but sometimes when looking back you feel like there were so many good artists..and not so many nowadays. may be appreciation comes with time.
nice entry today!

It's me said...

Beautiful post....love from me ...xxx.

Draffin Bears said...

Thank you for visiting me and great to come back and see your other French posts.
Renoir is one of my favourite Artists.
We were lucky enough to see an Exhibition here in NZ about 20 years ago - it was Rembrant to Renoir and had the most amazing works and gorgeous paintings.

Happy day
Carolyn

Jennifer said...

Ouuu Renoir, my grandmother got me a print of the two sisters painting that is hanging in my room right now, I just love it!

Patsy Paterno said...

Thank you for your visit to my blog Teresa! I bought my copy of Streams in the Desert at a second hand book shop. You know Renoir is one of my favorite painters. I grew up with lots of pictures of Renoir paintings because my mom loved him too! You have a great weekend! patsy