Pierre-Auguste Renoir

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir – the impressionist and modern art painter 

Pierre-Auguste Renoir was an amazing French artist who was among the leading painters of the art movement Impressionism. While his earlier artworks exhibit Impressionist qualities of vibrant colors and loose brushwork, he later distanced himself from the movement and drew inspiration from classical art. He is most known for depicting women, evolving Parisian society and domestic scenes, and nudes and dance paintings. 

A painter by his own

He was born into a family of artisans. His father was a tailor at that time. He detected his talent at the age of 13 and supported which encouraged him to take up painting; he first started working at a porcelain factory where he decorated bouquets. Through his work, he saved a little money in which he started studying painting at the École des Beaux-arts and the painting studio of Charles Gleyre. He made his mark in the 19th century through his works

  • Bal du moulin de la Galette, 1876 - This painting depicts a typical Sunday afternoon at Moulin de la Galette in the district of Montmartre in 19th Century Paris. 
  • Le dejeuner des Canotiers, 1880-1881 – this is one of his most important pieces of artwork at the impressionist movement; it is known for the vibrant use of light and richness of form.
  • The Large Bathers, 1884-1887, later he adapted to nude paintings, in this painting the scenario is women are bathing is with a bright and vibrant landscape behind them which shimmers while they took a bath. 
  • The theatre box,1874, was the main exhibit at the first impressionist exhibition in April 1874. here he depicts the society of impressionists; it shows a fashionable couple sitting in the best seat; typically, he shows the evolving society's fashion.
  • Bal à Bougiva, 1883 – Renoir makes the painting for his friend Suzanne and Paul, locked in a passionate dance, showing romance.