Sunday, January 20, 2013

Pierre-Aguste Renoir


Roses


Paysage de Cagnes


Vue du Cannet


The Harvesters, 1873


Landscape with Snow, c1875


Windmill


A Waitress at Duval’s Restaurant  c. 1875


Path through the High Grass - circa 1876


The Banks of the Seine at Champrosay, oil on canvas, 1876


Young Girl Sleeping, 1880


On the Cliffs, 1880 (oil on canvas)


The Jardin d’Essai in Algiers, 1882


Fog on Guernsey Brouillard a Guernsey, 1883


Coucher de soleil à Douarnenez, Painted in Douarnenez, circa 1883


Vase of flowers (c.1884)


 Les hauteurs de Trouville, circa 1885


Landscape near Essoyes (1892)


Sleeping Woman, 1897


 Bather with Blonde Hair, 1906


View of the Seacoast near Wargemont in Normandy


Marine


Doges Palace, Venice


Landscape at Cagnes


Autumn Landscape


Paysage


Venice fog


A Garden in Montmartre


Landscape


Garden


Algerian Landscape, Ravine of the Wild Woman 
(a suburb of Algiers)


Landscape


La Moisson


Pierre Bonnard - Auguste et Jean Renoir (ca 1916)

Jean, son of Auguste Renoir, is shown here in army uniform for the war (1914-18); he will make his anti-war famous movie, La grande Illusion, in 1937.
This photo also shows how handicapped Auguste Renoir was in his last years; he will paint until his death (in 1919), his paintbrushes tied to his hand.


Matisse on Renoir
Renoir’s nature, through his modesty as well as his confidence in life, once the effort was made, allowed him to reveal himself with all the generosity in his being, which remained undiminished by afterthoughts. Viewing his work lets us see an artist who has been blessed with the greatest gifts, who has had the gratitute to respect them.
- Henri Matisse, written for the catalogue of a French art exhibition in Oslo, 1918 (the year before Renoir died).

credits: WikiPaintings, a great resource for art lovers