Renoir, Paperback


Pierre Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) is now universally acclaimed: museums pride themselves on his paintings, crowds flock to his retrospectives.

His work shows art at its most light-hearted, sensual and luminous.

Renoir never wanted anything ugly in his paintings, nor any dramatic action. "I like pictures which make me want to wander through them when it's a landscape," he said, "or pass my hand over breast or back if it's a woman." Renoir's entire oeuvre is dominated by the depiction of women.

Again and again he painted "these faunesses with their pouting lips" (Mallarme) and invented a new image of feminity.




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