A simple introduction to the life and work of the great artist.
Author: Jean Renoir
Publisher: New York Review of Books
The son of the great French impressionist painter offers readers a loving portrait of his father's life and career spiced with plentiful anecdotes and details of his relationship with other artistic giants such as Monet and CTzanne. Reprint.
Features an introduction to the life and art of the famous Impressionist, and beautifully reproduced full-page artworks in an appealing hardback gift book.
Six Renoir Paintings Cards
Author: Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Renowned for the joie de vivre of his art, Renoir ranks among Impressionism's most popular painters. These reproductions of a half-dozen of his works include Bather Arranging Her Hair, The Swing, The Dancer, Young Girl at the Piano, A Dance in the Country, and Luncheon of the Boating Party.
Renoir in the 20th century
Author: Auguste Renoir, Claudia Einecke, Roger Benjamin, Sylvie Patry, Guy Cogeval, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Galeries nationales du Grand Palais (France), Philadelphia Museum of Art
Publisher: Hatje Cantz Pub
Here at last is a publication devoted to the glorious final three decades of Pierre-Auguste Renoir-the decades in which the painter turned away from Impressionism and toward a more decorative approach informed by his own idiosyncratic interpretation of art history. During this period, Renoir was initially looking at painters such as Rubens, Titian and Raphael, and dedicating himself to cheery subjects such as bathers, domestic idylls and landscapes that were influenced by both classical mythology and by his relocation to the South of France. The thinly brushed color and blurry outlines in later works such as the "Odalisques" and the "Bathers" of 1918-1919 (a picture that Renoir described as "a springboard for future research"), were much admired by an up-and-coming generation of avant-garde artists, who gravitated to their sensuality and to the fleshy richness of his nudes-qualities which have made his art so hugely popular and so widely reproduced. In the wealth of color illustrations in this book-which accompanies a major touring exhibition organized by the Reunion des Musees Nationaux, the Musee d'Orsay and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in collaboration with the Philadelphia Museum of Art-it is possible to see clearly the influence that Renoir had on younger artists such as Bonnard, Matisse and Picasso, as well as how they received and studied his work.Along with Monet and Sisley, Pierre-Auguste Renoir(1841-1919) was a founder of the style that became known as Impressionism, and one of its most prolific members. Surviving most of his contemporaries, he lived to see his paintings hung at the Louvre alongside the old masters he so revered.
Author: Hayward Cirker
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Magnificent paintings, painstakingly reproduced in card form, by one of the most popular Impressionists. Beautiful women, charming children, people enjoying themselves, more.
La belle vie: Impressionism's most joyful paintings Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) is universally acclaimed and celebrated: museums pride themselves on his paintings, crowds flock to his retrospectives. His work shows art at its most light-hearted, sensual and luminous. Renoir never wanted anything ugly in his paintings, nor any dramatic action. "I like pictures which make me want to wander through them when it's a landscape," he said, "or pass my hand over breast or back if it's a woman." Renoir's entire oeuvre is dominated by the depiction of women--again and again he painted "these faunesses with their pouting lips" (Mallarmé) and invented a new image of feminine beauty and sensuality. A prolific painter--he made several thousand works in his lifetime--he is perhaps the most beloved of the Impressionists. About the Series: Each book in TASCHEN's Basic Art series features: a detailed chronological summary of the life and oeuvre of the artist, covering his or her cultural and historical importance a concise biography approximately 100 illustrations with explanatory captions
Author: Auguste Renoir
Publisher: Courier Corporation
In scenes of children playing and women posing, and in portraits of his children and famous men such as Paul Cézanne, Auguste Rodin, and Richard Wagner, the great Impressionist reveals his subtle mastery of mood, composition, and shading.
Author: Alix Wood
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Pierre-Auguste Renoir came from humble means and started out as an apprentice. After taking free art classes, he was admitted to a well-known art school in Paris and went on to become one of the greatest Impressionist painters. Readers learn about his life in Paris, his famous painter friends, and the Impressionist movement. The text features some of Renoir’s earliest and best-known works, along with the stories behind their creation. Information-rich sidebars aid in bringing Renoir’s artistic biography to life.
Are You an Art Sleuth?
Author: Brooke DiGiovanni Evans
Publisher: Rockport Publishers
From Monet to Renoir and from Boston to Paris, kids search famous paintings to complete a checklist of things to find in each. Are You an Art Sleuth? You probably are. Each of the twenty full-page paintings, drawn from museums around the world, are fun, lively, and full of small details, that can be spotted, counted and checked off a list of things to find. Invite children to see what they can discover when they look at art very closely. Following each close-up is an accompanying spread full of fun facts and activities, including write-in and draw-in projects related to the painting and the story it tells. Prepared by a member of the education staff of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the facts and historical bits will be specially selected and written to engage young children and encourage them to come in closer and have fun looking at art. Some of the artists included in the book are Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Georges Seurat, Fra Angelico, Vittore Carpaccio, William Hogarth, Quentin Metsys, Claude Monet, Edouard Manet, William Holman Hunt, Hieronymus Bosch, Pieter Breughel, and Henri Rousseau.
Author: Götz Adriani, Auguste Renoir, Kunsthalle Tübingen
Publisher: Yale University Press
In an exhibition shown from 20 January to 27 May 1996, the Kunsthalle Tubingen presented a thoughtfully prepared selection of many of Renoir's most important paintings from his more than five decades of creative life. The first comprehensive, scholarly retrospective ever devoted to the artist in Germany and presented only in Tubingen, the exhibition offered a view of a significant cross-section of the painter's complete oeuvre. Each of the works exhibited is illustrated in this volume in a full-page plate. Paintings representing the full spectrum of Renoir's themes and including some of the most noteworthy works in major international collections and museums in such cities as Washington, D.C., New York, Philadelphia, Sao Paulo, Stockholm, Madrid, London, Paris, St. Petersburg, Zurich, Tokyo, Hiroshima and Berlin - all were provided on loan for the exhibition - provide enlightening insights into the work of this artistic genius.
Author: Barbara Ehrlich White
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
This volume contrasts the life of the French artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) -- his personal struggles against crippling arthritis and the disfavor of Renoir's patrons when he developed a new style -- with the flood of expression that his paintings revealed. With 391 illustrations this book covers the full scope of Renoir's work, from paintings and watercolors to sketches and drawings, including portraiture, landscapes, and still lives. Documented throughout, the book contains hundreds of Renoir's personal letters, many of them previously unpublished, as well as letters of friends and patrons.
The Genius of Renoir
Author: Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Auguste Renoir, John House, James A. Ganz
Publisher: Clark Art Institute
"Produced by Museo Nacional del Prado in association with the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, in conjunction with an exhibition at the Prado, 18 October 2010-6 February 2011."