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Paul C├ęzanne

Still Life with Fruit Dish, 1879-1880
  James Whistler

Symphony in White, No. 2: The Little White Girl, 1864
  Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

The Model Resting, 1889
  Georges Seurat

The Channel of Gravelines, Grand Fort-Philippe, 1890



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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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Royal Academy of Arts
Michelangelo, Leonardo, Raphael Florence, c. 1504

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