Renoir's Life and Work

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  • Topic: Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Claude Monet, Impressionism
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Disagreed with teacher but accepted its discipline in order to acquire the elementary skills needed to become a painter. •Alfred Sisley, Claude Monet, and Frédéric Bazille, and Renoir dreamed of an art that was closer to life and free from past traditions •painted friends in parents Portrait of the Painter Bazille (1867), The Painter Sisley and His Wife (1868), and Monet Painting in His Garden (1873) •moved temporarily to the forest of Fontainebleau, where they devoted themselves to painting directly from nature •Manet's daring made him, in the eyes of these young artists, the leader of a new movement. •using small, multicoloured strokes, he evoked the vibration of the atmosphere, the sparkling effect of foliage, and especially the luminosity of a young woman's skin in the outdoors •strove to produce light-suffused paintings from which black was excluded •were frequently rejected by the juries of the Salon and were extremely difficult to sel •because of his fascination with the human figure, was distinctive among the others, who were more interested in landscape •thanks to the publisher Georges Charpentier, to upper-middle-class society, from whom he obtained commissions for portraits, most notably of women and children. •mastered the ability to convey his immediate visual impressions, and his paintings showed great vitality, emphasizing the pleasures of life despite the financial worries that troubled him •date from this period: La Loge (1874; “The Theatre Box”), Le Moulin de la galette (1876), The Luncheon of the Boating Party (1881), and Mme Charpentier and Her Children (1878). Charpentier organized a personal exposition for the works of Renoir in 1879 in the gallery La Vie Moderne. •In 1881 and 1882 Renoir made several trips to Algeria, Italy, and Provence, and these eventually had a considerable effect on his art and on his life •small brushstrokes of contrasting colours placed side by side did not allow him to convey the satiny effects of...
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