Pierre-Auguste RENOIR

RENOIR (1841 - 1919) The son of a tailor from Limoges, Renoir starting working as an apprentice at the age of fourteen in a porcelain decorator’s shop. In 1862, with the money he earned painting cloth fabric, he enrolled at the School of Fine Arts. Renoir joined the Gleyre studio and became friends with Monet, Bazille and Sisley. He participated in all of the impressionist exhibitions, except for those in 1880 and 1886, when he stayed away due to a falling out with Degas. Although it may seem curious today, Renoir sold few of his works and his financial situation was anything but comfortable. Renoir devoted most of his painting to portraiture work. One must remember, at the time it was a question of survival for artists… From sketches to more ambitious portraits, Renoir played all the notes of fashionable art’s music of the period. Every element of 20th century Parisian Society, with its flamboyant figures or dark characters, is represented by the herald of Impressionism. He covered his canvas with dabs of bursting color arranged in tight patterns, creating color transparency at the surface, truly a new spatial coherence for the period, while underneath lay a real pictorial revolution, radically modern, ending in a deluge of criticism. Renoir’s fame began when his work was accepted at the Salon. His favorite themes were landscapes, portraits and still life. Renoir was the master of all times when it came to capturing the reflection of air, the smile and charm of his characters, all delicately blended with sensuality and great doses of spontaneity. International market value.
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    Masters of Distinction


    September 16, 2016 - October 16, 2016

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    Icons of Art


    January 14, 2015 - February 04, 2015

  • Timepieces: Celebrating a Decade

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    Hong Kong

    November 13, 2014 - December 04, 2014

  • From Renoir to Hirst - Seoul Arts Center (Museum In Seoul)

    From Renoir to Hirst - Seoul Arts Center (Museum In Seoul)


    June 27, 2014 - September 17, 2014