Auguste Renoir

Pierre-Auguste Renoir (February 25, 1841�December 3, 1919) was a French artist who painted in the impressionist style.

The art of Renoir

Renoir's paintings show vibrant light and color, and harmony of lines. Unlike many impressionists who focused on landscapes, he painted not only landscapes, but people in intimate and candid compositions�sometimes applying paint with a palette knife rather than a brush. Characteristic of impressionism style, Renoir painted not the details of a scene, but instead his figures softly fuse with one another and the surroundings. In his paintings from the late 1880s, the figures and scenery look more distinct from one another, but the paintings of his final years again display the softness.

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1858 - Crown of Roses 1872 - Girl Gathering Flowers 1872 - On the Path 1874 - The Parisian
1875 - By the Fireside 1875 - Self Portrait 1876 - First Outing 1876 - Nini in the Garden
1879 - Oarsmen at Chatou 1881 - Girl with Fan 1885 - Field and Haystacks 1885 - Fields of Wheat
1885 - Girl with Hoop 1892 - Girls at the Piano 1893 - Beaulieu Landscape 1895 - Bust of a Young Girl
1895 - Landscape in Normandy 1904 - Coco Holding an Orange 1913 - Flower Study 1919 - Fish