Renoir reproduction paintings

Renoir reproduction paintings

Pierre-Auguste Renoir was born in Limoges on 25 February 1841. The Renoir family moved to Paris in 1844, where their father made a living as a tailor. Renoir left school in 1854 and, showing great skill in painting, started to work as a porcelain painter, where his ability as an artist became evident. Nevertheless, the business he worked for went bankrupt in 1858, and it was then that Renoir decided that he would become a full-time artist.

In 1860, Renoir was given permission to copy the Old Masters in the Louver, and in 1861 he attended the school of a Swiss art teacher, Gleyer. It was there that Renoir met Claude Monet, Alfred Sisley and Frederic Bazille and started painting in the open air. Earlier, Renoir 's oil paintings would influence the Impressionist Art Movement with Monet, Sisley and Bazille.

In 1863, Renoir's first painting was approved by the Official Salon, Esmeralda Dancing and her Dog, but he destroyed the painting after the exhibition.

Renoir and Monet painted together at La Grenouillere in 1869, on the Seine River, in 1869, where both artists focused on capturing the effects of light and water. Around the time, their designs and techniques were almost similar, and in 1874 Renoir took part in the first Impressionist Exhibition with his work La Loge 1874, The Theater Box, alongside Monet, Sisley, Edgar Degas, Camille Pissarro and Berthe Morisot.

In the 1870s, Renoir was successful in finding patrons for his work and was supported by Caillebotte and the art dealer Durand-Ruel, as well as by collectors such as Choquet, Charpentiers and Daidets. A prominent portrait of this time is Madame Charpentier and Her Children, 1878, which is a fine example of how Renoir adapted Impressionist landscape style to portrait painting.

During the 1880s and after The Lunch of the Boating Party during 1881, Renoir did not like the direction in which his painting style was going, so he went to Italy for fresh inspiration so found it in the works of Raphael. With a more detailed classical approach, Renoir started what became known as his "hot" time, with works such as The Umbrellas in 1883.

The Wave Seascape of Renoir is on display at the Chicago Art Institute. The original was painted in 1879 and can be found in our collection of art reproductions on canvas.

During his later years, in the 1890s, Renoir returned to a more forgiving and fluid style with works such as Young Girls at the Piano in 1892 and Sleeping Bather in 1897, considered to be some of his finest.

In the early part of the 1900s, Renoir 's health declined sharply; he suffered from rheumatism that crippled his fingers, although he managed to keep working by tying a paintbrush to his hand.

The French State recognized his greatness and, in 1877, bought Madame Georges Charpentier to hang in the Louvre. Renoir was able to return to Paris shortly before his death in December 1919.

The Louvre in Paris, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the National Gallery in London hold many popular Renoir paintings.

In 1990, Renoir's painting Bal du Moulin de la Galette sold $78,000,000 in 1876. At the time, the highest price was paid for any Impressionist painting and the third most expensive painting of all time.

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