Ernst Gombrich famously said in his book ‘The Story of Art’: “There really is no such thing as Art. There are only artists.” If we are to look at art through this provocative statement, one of art history’s brightest artists is Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919), who found fame and fortune painting wonderful pictures that gleamed with radiant light and colour. He was especially famous for his intimate portraits of beautiful women, children, flowers and peasant scenes. Importantly, along with a new generation of young artists, which included his lifelong friend Claude Monet, he would play an important part in the development of art known as Impressionism.
To celebrate Pierre-Auguste Renoir, we have taken the liberty to highlight some of the more interesting paintings of his amazing career. Enjoy!
Spring Bouquet, 1866.
Renoir interest in art began on the floor of his father’s tailor shop, where as a young boy he was often…
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