Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Renoir, Pierre-Auguste

Portrait of Mademoiselle Legrand
oil on canvas
32 x 23.5 inches (81 x 60 cm)
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania

Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841 - 1919)
French artist who was a leading painter in the development of the Impressionist style.
In characteristic Impressionist style, Renoir suggested the details of a scene through freely brushed touches of color, so that his figures softly fuse with one another and their surroundings.