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Pierre Bonnard 

Dining Room in the Country, 1913  


James Ensor 

The Bourgeois Salon, 1881  


Honoré Daumier 

The Drinkers, 1861  


Gustave Caillebotte 

On the Pont de l’Europe, 1876–1877  




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Pierre-Auguste Renoir
by Rayfield, Susan 




Renoir : life and works







25 Nov 2023 - 10 Mar 2024 Royal Academy of Arts Impressionists on Paper Degas to Toulouse-Lautrec

9 Feb – 27 May 2024 The Courtauld Institute of Art, Frank Auerbach. The Charcoal Heads

7 Mar – 11 Jun, 2024 The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Art of the Literary Poster: Works from the Leonard A. Lauder Collection

2 Apr – 7 Jul 2024 The Metropolitan Museum of Art Hidden Faces: Covered Portraits of the Renaissance

2 May – 28 Jul 2024 The British Museum Michelangelo: the last decades

28 Sep 2024 – 18 Jan 2025 Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten Antwerpen In Your Wildest Dreams, James Ensor

9 Nov 2024 - 16 Feb 2025 Royal Academy of Arts, Michelangelo, Leonardo, Raphael Florence, c. 1504



February 29 - March 3, 2024 Frieze Art Fair | Los Angeles 2024

March 6 - March 10, 2024 Art Madrid 2024

March 8 - March 10, 2024 Art Fair Tokyo 2024

March 9 - March 14, 2024 TEFAF | Maastricht 2024

March 28 - March 30, 2024 Art Basel | Hong Kong 2024

  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 .






Luncheon of the Boating Party, 1880-1881