1841-1919 Pierre-Auguste Renoir, a founder of Impressionism, was born in Limoges to working class parents. He was educated at a Catholic school in Paris and began an apprenticeship with a porcelain painter at 15 years of age. In 1862, he gained admission to the studio of Gleyre at Ecole des Beaux-Arts, where he met and studied with other impressionists, including Monet, Pissarro, and Cezanne. Renoir achieved success as a portraitist in the late 1870's. Renoir's contribution to the Impressionist movement includes flowers and bouquets depicted with sparkling colour and light which are evident in his early works. After a visit to Italy in 1882, he abandoned the Impressionist ideal and developed a softer and more supple kind of handling which is evident in his pictures of young girls in softly coloured settings. His later works of formal figure paintings show a more disciplined approach and a break from contemporary themes.
What Our Customers Say:
Found a world map on another 'au' site only to find a horrendous US shipping cost at the end. Then found Picture Store. Not only could I collect the item, but a lovely person actually answered the phone, gave me some information on block mounting, and clarified some of the details I couldn't see on the computer. She advised me they were waiting on the item, and checked whether it would be available soon enough as it was for a Birthday. Collection was a breeze, and my daughter loved the map which is so lightweight she can hang anywhere, but looks really smart.
Karen, , Australia
Read more comments