Pierre-Auguste Renoir was a French artist who was a leading painter in the development of Impressionism. Early on, he worked in a porcelain factory and learned how to paint small details. Often, he visited the Louvre, which exposed him to artworks by Boucher, Fragonard, and Watteau. When he went to Italy on a trip, he was also exposed to the works of Raphael and other Renaissance artists. All of these aspects influenced his technique that set him aside from other artists. His works tend to capture real-life scenarios and his themes were always pleasant and non-serious. He tended to paint youthful portraits of his associates. It's rumored that Renoir only used five colors in his palette, which he used to create and mix new colors. His work is easily identifiable by his use of bright colors and bold lines, with a sunny, optimistic outlook.