Auguste Renoir

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, or more commonly Auguste Renoir, was an Impressionist painter. His early work was influenced by Claude Monet and Eugene Delacroix. Paintings in the Louvre also influenced him. Some frequently used themes in his paintings are outdoor scenes, real life scenarios, young girls, women and flowers. Warm colors dominated his paintings. You can identify a Renoir painting based on the many visible brushstrokes. Many of his paintings include girls or women and are filled with pretty colors that make you feel happy. 

This painting was created in 1876. It is titled Dance at le Moulin de la Galette or Bal du moulin de la Galette. It is said to be one of Renoir's most important works of the mid 1870s.The Moulin de la Galette was a popular open-air dancehall and café in Paris. For Renoir, it provided the perfect setting for a painting.This painting shows everyday life and included some of Renoir's friends.
This painting was made in 1876, and is called A Girl with a Watering Can. Renoir, the son of a tailor, was in a constant struggle for money in his early career. The auction Renoir had optimistically organized for his own work was a financial disaster. He began to paint charming, light-filled scenes with women and children, like this one, in the hopes of increasing sales.This painting includes a lot of bright pops of color and rather than blending the colors, Renoir applied them in individual touches that makes it seem as if the painting shimmers with light.
This piece is titled Two Sisters (On the Terrace) and was painted in 1881. It is set on the upper terrace of the Restaurant Fournaise. The time of the year is spring, as the flowering plants and vines behind the terrace rail have just come into bloom, and in the distance Renoir's full cumulus clouds appear as reflections on the river. The girls in Two Sisters (On the Terrace), who were not actually related, wear bright, strong colors in front of the more delicate foliage and flowers.The subject of young women and outdoors are apparent.
This painting, The Portrait of Nini Lopez, was painted in 1876.The painting places a big emphasis on the study of light behind the model. Renoir was trying to convey the changing reflections of light on the human figure. A study revealed that Renoir had taken a canvas already painted—a horizontal landscape—and turned it vertically before enlarging it with two bands. The artwork shows traces of this story. There are thick brushstrokes underlying the woman's face and an almost sketch-like treatment of the side edges. Nini Lopez became the artist's favorite model between 1875 and 1879, appearing in at least fourteen paintings. During the years she posed for the artist, Nini incarnated Renoir's feminine ideal, filled with happiness and joy of life.
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