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Friday, November 4, 2011

Renoir, Pierre-Auguste


On the Terrasse (Sur la terrasse)
1881
Oil on canvas
100.5 x 81 cm (39 1/2 x 31 7/8")
The Art Institute of Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Larned Collection
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Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841 - 1919), was a French painter originally associated with the Impressionist movement. His early works were typically Impressionist snapshots of real life, full of sparkling colour and light, as a celebrator of beauty, and especially feminine sensuality. By the mid-1880s, however, he had broken with the movement to apply a more disciplined, formal technique to portraits and figure paintings, particularly of women.
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.
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