Monday, September 1, 2008

Timeless Masterpieces of the Great Masters- Renoir

Le Grenouillere (1868)

Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette (1876)

The Theater Box (1874)

On The Terrace (1881)

The Swing (La Balancoire) (1876)

Girls at the Piano (1892)

Portrait of Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Pierre-Auguste Renoir (February 25, 1841- December 3, 1919) was a French artist who was a leading painter in the development of the Impressionist style. As a celebrator of beauty, especially feminine sensuality, it has been said that "Renoir is the final representative of a tradition which runs directly from Rubens to Watteau."

Renoir experienced his initial acclaim when six of his paintings hung in the first impressionist exhibition in 1874. Renoir's paintings were notable for their vibrant light and saturated color, most often focusing on people in intimate and candid compositions.

In 1919, Renoir visited the Louvre to see his paintings hanging with the old masters. He died in the village of Cagnes-sur-Mer, Provence-Alpes-cote d'azur on December 3, 1919.

Tags: Renoir, Timeless Masterpieces, Great Masters, Impressionism
Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla
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Kim said...

A beautiful selection of paintings Mel...
I love the painting of the two girls at the piano :)

Jessica said...

i like THE SWING, reminds me of me and my sister. we like to sing together, we don't play the piano though. :)

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Kim,
I'm glad you appreciated the paintings of Renoir. For me, he is the best of the impressionist painters. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Caca,
I know that there is a creative artist in you. You are a poet and so you can relate to other forms of art. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless.

Anonymous said...

Yes, an excellent choice of Renoir's work.


Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Lala,
Thanks for your visit and comments. I know you will appreciate Renoir's masterpieces as much as you appreciated those by Monet. God bless you always.

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