The Art: Young women playing the piano was a recurring and favourite subject for Renoir. If the paintings are the witness of a culture, then the theme of painting young men and women involved in music was given allegorical treatment in French and Dutch art of the by gone ears. But here in this painting The Girls at Piano (1892), Renoir had adopted a different subject, the subject of music. The music and love for the music her in this painting is symbolic image of the middle class culture of contemporary
Painting Paris: Renoir formed warm sensuality by nuances of light and shadow that his brush strokes put on the canvasses. He had painted streets and roads of the city of Paris, too. He might have taken his brushes, canvases and stock of colours and gone to the open streets to understand daylight and recreate it onto his canvas. Here is a painting where he painted a beautiful scene of Paris.
Theme: Impressionist painters honouring the tonal value of colours
The movement called impressionism in the field of painting got its proper recognition in during the period of second half of nineteenth century. During this very spell of time the invention of photography occurred. It coincided with the new knowledge acquired in the filed of properties of light and colour, too.
The Parisian by Auguste Renoir
The Parisian by Auguste Renoir
Impressionism: Tonal Values of Colours
Look at the painting of a Parisian woman here. From her not-so-costly dress we can assume that she belongs to working class and not the well-to-do one. Renoir might have tried to keep the contrast of the tonal values of colours at minimum; and the painting of warm light all over the frame had helped him in his purpose. The dark bule, possibly cobalt or ultramarine, used with full saturation makes the folds of the dress looking like a sculpture. The presence of visible brush marks help defining the folds and texture of the fabric. It witness the artist’s prowess in using his brushes. In addition to that the presence of flooding light and the bright yellow colour on the woman’s face help infusing the mood of a sunny day.
THE ARTIST: The artist those who were working under the umbrella of impressionism lost no opportunity to use the new developments in the field of science. They made the benefits of the new inventions fruitful for the art of painting, and they used these inventions to help their aesthetic agenda.
THE ARTIST: The artist those who were working under the umbrella of impressionism lost no opportunity to use the new developments in the field of science. They made the benefits of the new inventions fruitful for the art of painting, and they used these inventions to help their aesthetic agenda.The artists painting in the impressionist style used their palettes to infuse the feeling of brilliancy in their paintings. They tried painting the element of immediacy with the factor of spontaneity and made their art pieces memorable till the day. (Images courtesy Wikimedia Commons)
Renoir, the leader among the Impressionists, had earned the leader's title for his portrayal of luminous colour, dexterously mixed brushstrokes and dexterous use of the tobnal value of the colours. He formed warm sensuality by nuances of light and shadow that his brush strokes put on canvasses. Renoir celebrated beauty of the elements he might come across. His paintings are notable for their vibrant light and saturated colours, focusing on people in candid composition.
RENOIR: PAINTING NATURAL BEAUTY OF WOMEN
Renoir Painting Natural Beauty of Women : There was a time when if a painting adoring natural beauty of a woman were painted, the art critics and viewers felt themselves off-guard. The paintings of a beautiful woman done by Renoir were not the darling of such critics. He had painted many canvases which were subjected to the close scrutiny of critics. They also disliked the movement of impressionism, too, and criticized it as ‘the paint fired onto canvass with a pistol’.
Painting by Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Renoir the Artist : In later phase of his creativity and in the last years of his life also, Renoir had cultivated keen interest in classic art. He had done so while keeping his impressionist brush well in his hands. He thought more about the effect of light. During his last lap of life, he had concentrated on ensuring that how the sunlight would affect the flesh tones. He did experiments with this theory by painting various figurative paintings. A large flock of models were at his disposal. These models working for the artists were eager to be painted and become immortal in the world of art. They have faith on the brush used by the master artist Renoir. That was one of the reasons Renoir was very much affected by the beautiful models who worked for him in his studio. (Image Courtesy Wikimedia Commons)
The Art : Pierre Auguste Renoir, born in the year 1841 and who died in 1919, was a master in the impressionist style. The style had celebrated beauty from whatever sources the artists selected to paint. He had painted several beautiful portraits adoring the charm of the women models sitting before him wearing no clothes. Renoir had always shown grand creativity. There was one specific technical reason for this, too. He paid full attention to the details in his paintings.
Renoir always searched for certain types of beauty in his women models. If he saw a high-breasted woman with heavy bottoms and small head looking like a girl, he would certainly paint that woman. And he got such models very often. One of his models, Gabrielle Renard, had all what he wanted in her body. She was working as a nurse for his minor children.
The art sellers have made art prints of all of his paintings. These prints are suitable for a household woman's purse, too. People like to decorate their homes with the prints of the paintings by Renoir.
The art sellers have made art prints of all of his paintings. These prints are suitable for a household woman's purse, too. People like to decorate their homes with the prints of the paintings by Renoir.Renoir was the painter of the period of impressionism movement; and he was fond of drawing and painting the happy side of the human life. And he was extra careful in selecting the subjects, preferring those who reveal the joyous and carefree-ness of the human life.
But these two painting shown here and many other paintings by Renoir that depicted natural beauty of females are today's invaluable treasure on the earth. [Image Courtesy Pierre-Auguste Renoir [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons, Wikimedia Commons, and Bather With Long hair, Wikimedia Commons ]
Young people in the street Oil on canvas 63.5 X 49 cm
Renoir was different in choosing subjects for his canvasses. He was as much interested in painting the single human figure or family group portraits as he was in landscapes. He believed that the effect of light was as important as the form and composition of a painting. Renoir made the style of impressionism more popular. The free movement of the painter’s arm with brush in his hand and eyes on the object, made this style more popular and satisfying for all. In this style of paintings there were more margins for the artist’s point of view and angel of perception to be rendered through a more human and more energetic approach. It was really a treat to catch the changing light and varying ambiance virtually in no time. (Images courtesy Wikimedia Commons)
PAINTING WITH PERSPECTIVE
First understanding of the concept of this perspective drawing or painting came to the Italian artist of 15th century. This concept was developed in
The concept of horizontal line and vanishing point were made alive on the canvas. The artists after Leonardo da Vinci applied this concept vigorously and more diligently. The Master artist like Renoir would put the focal point or vanishing point where he would prefer to, and would drive the viewers’ eyes to that focal point.
Renoir was a master artist in using the perspective, the linear perspective. The artists work on flat surfaces, and the images painted on would be two dimensional. This technique allows a painter in constructing an appearance that would look just like three dimensional. The invention of this technique has created a whole new culture in the field of art and architecture. It was one of the major revolutionary inventions so far as the European art is concerned. The European artists have used it since fifteenth century.
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RENOIR: THE PAINTER OF HERE AND NOW PERSPECTIVES
Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841 - 1919) was a French painter, leading the impressionist movement. The painters paint with colours, while Renoir used 'emotions' as one of his colours; his speaking paintings are the witness of this fact. Like other impressionists Renoir also used unusual tonal colors to stir up moods and impressions. Under influence of Impressionism, the recreation of objective reality was discouraged and almost replaced by practice of developing subjective response instead of actual experience.
The Art of Impressionists: Fine Arts generally, found this theory of impressionism more suitable for its somewhat blur and sometime vague objects. The impressionist painters told many things by reflecting light and incomplete forms, crafted through quick range of short strokes of pure and bright colors they kept in their palates.
Here in the above painting, the master artist Renoir had used everything he had in his stockpile: he had tried creating here and now effect through the play of colours; and his emotion and impression the scene created in mind. (Images Courtesy Wikimedia Commons)
Vibrant colours and brushes loaded with coloured brushes were Renoir’s inseparable parts. Here the colours seem to be blurred a little bit. But as a whole, the painting holds an imposing format. Renoir was innovative in his style; and he had always nurtured a desire to paint such an imposing format. The master painter’s skilful handling had made this painting a masterpiece. Renoir had mastery over one theme: painting women. His women have been depicting variety of moods, from modesty to eroticism. This painting "Girl with Straw Hat" is his famous painting depicting a young woman. (Images courtesy Wikimedia Commons)
Renoir had taken the subject of a ‘fun party’ to create an atmosphere of the contemporary