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…

National Gallery

Trafalgar Square – London – England The National Gallery is a famous art museum, located on the north side of Trafalgar Square in London. The museum offers a very complete overview of Western European paintings from the period between 1250 and 1900. Admission to the museum is free; an entrance fee is charged for special…

InTheMeadow_TheMET(7)

August Renoir French, 1841-1919 In the Meadow Oil on canvas 1888-92 Signed (lower left): Renoir Between 1888 and 1892 Renoir painted a number of works in which the same pair of girls – the blonde wearing a white frock and the brunette a pink one—are posed together by a piano, reading, talking in the countryside,…