One of the great protagonists of the Impressionist movement, Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) remains a leading figure in art history while continuing to attract audiences . Bathed in sunlight, charming and sensual, his work is a sample of the most cheerful and luminous painting, and a defense of plein-air painting and the innovations of his time related to color.
Renoir was a prolific artist, with several thousand paintings made in his lifetime . Heavily influenced by innovative artists such as Courbet, Degas, Manet and Delacroix, he worked with contemporaries such as Monet in exploring new uses and applications of color, achieving texture and depth from loose brushstrokes. Attracted by intimate and tender scenes, his most recurrent themes include lovers, mothers and numerous nudes.
As his career progressed, Renoir experimented with different styles and techniques, moving away from the ethereal Impressionist touch towards a more classical and robust corporeality , what has sometimes been described as his “Ingres period”, and later to monumental pieces. like Les Grandes Baigneuses. From among the abundant output of his long career, this essential book on Renoir selects the artist's key works to explore his innovations in the art of painting, as well as the tradition behind his quest to represent beauty, harmony and the female figure.
Author: Peter H Feist Binding: Hardcover Format: 21 x 26 cm Pages: 96 Spanish Language