Pierre August Renoir
Cause of Death: Hear Attack
About the Painter
The most conspicuous characteristic of Renoirs paintings is the accurate and passionately recorded visual reality in terms of transient effects of light and colour. Renoir was captivated by city and outdoor scenes: café-concert, millinery boutique, theater, opera, outdoor markets, seascapes, gardens, cafes, and sensuous young nudes. His paintings depict women in active roles, and not only as erotic objects on exhibit. He focused on capturing the overall impression of a scene through effects created by using light and color in diverse ways. Renoir liked to work outside, observing nature directly and record fleeting atmospheric effects with his brush. He believed that light was inseparable from the object it illuminated, so to capture the light at a precise moment, he worked from direct observation. Renoir executed this emotional style with bold strokes and graceful applications of color. Over time as he lost his eyesight, his work became more abstracted.
In the early part of his career Renoir became
infamous for his art - in the beginning the young Impressionist painters
were scorned by the public. Art critics referred to their
paintings as unfinished messes and declared the artists to be wild
Auguste Renoir Art Quotations
Major Impressionist Painters
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