Pierre-August Renoir (1841 - 1919) was a supreme painter and observer of nineteenth-century urban social life - wide boulevards, boating parties, bals populaires, theatre and music. His major paintings such as Ball at the Moulin de la Galette and Luncheon of the Boating Party are charming celebrations of youth and vitality in which figures and surroundings are fused in warm and embracing dappled light and shade.
'Renoir, Life and Works' traces Renoir's development from an apprentice painter of porcelain to the consummate master he became. Beginning with his early works, in which he explored the experiments with subdivision of colour and broken brushwork that obsessed his fellow Impressionist Monet, to his final figurative masterpieces, which recall the classicism of antique sculpture, this book gives a complete overview of Renoir life and work.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 10 / 2000
- 165 x 155mm