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John Singer Sargent

A Capriote, 1878 


Mary Cassatt

Reading Le Figaro, 1878


Pierre-Auguste Renoir

The Promenade, 1870


André Derain

Harlequin and Pierrot, 1924




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Pierre-Auguste Renoir
by Rayfield, Susan 




Renoir : life and works







  Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Renoir particular genius lies in the way he applied Impressionists technique and theory not only to landscape, still life and painting figures out of door, but also to compositions, figures and portraits, and applied his own very personal vision to the type of subject chosen by French eighteenth century painters: Watteau, Boucher and Fragonard. He painted them ruddy and orange the sunshine, slender at first, them plump, opulent but never indecent. Caught its atmosphere of carefree joie de vivre, and fresh uninhibited sense of enjoyment characteristic of middle class circles and above all of the students. The world he paints glorifies, simple pleasures and the happy dreams of youth.

He loved the young of all ages; he seems to have been on of very few painters who could convey the subtle appearing of young people and various aspects of their characters. He also loved all women , from little girls to adolescents, working girls and plump peasant women, to fashionable upper middle class ladies. He had a special gift of painting female nudes with warmth and affection, making light play on their fresh delicate skin  seemed to come to life under his touch. He painted women bathing sparkling with pearly rosy, golden reflection towards the end of his life .






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