Tag: Renoir

Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Femme nue couchée, Gabrielle, 1903 Traveling to Italy in the early 1880’s where he became immersed in Renaissance painting and classical antiquity, Renoir came to reject the Impressionists’ pursuit of the ephemeral. Instead he applied formally disciplined techniques to his figure paintings. ‘Femme nue couchée’ reconciles classical rigour of volume, form and line with the…