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Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) stands out among the great artists for his willingness to paint pictures that are straightforwardly pretty and charming. This title offers an account of the life of the man who created such singularly sparkling works.

A lavishly illustrated and well-researched monograph… Refreshingly free of the myth-making tone that characterizes much monographic writing about Renoir. Distel’s book presents a careful, unbiased reconstruction of the complexity and nuance of the artist’s unfolding life and career. Summing up: Recommended.
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This gorgeous monograph might just be the definitive volume on the beloved artist.
FRANCE magazine


Auteur
Anne Distel, a specialist in Impressionist painting, is emeritus curator-at-large of the French patrimony. During her distinguished career in the Musées de France, she organized important exhibitions devoted to Renoir, Seurat, and Caillebotte, among others.


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This vivid, insightful account of the life of Pierre-Auguste Renoir, one of the most prominent and beloved of the Impressionist painters--is enlivened by quotations from the artist himself, his friends, and his family, including his son, film director Jean Renoir. 206 illustrations, 128 in color.



Résumé
Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841–1919) stands out among the great artists for his willingness to paint pictures that are straightforwardly pretty and charming: he chooses familiar and sympathetic human types as his subjects, and depicts them with an appealing immediacy, using an attractively bright and rosy palette. Not all of his four thousand or so paintings are equally good; some fall short on formal grounds, and others, not surprisingly, sink into sentimentality. But Renoir's best works are masterpieces, perhaps the most joyous and effervescent ones in the history of art—his great monuments to leisure, Dancing at the Moulin de la Galette and Luncheon of the Boating Party; his delicate portraits of women and children, like the winsome Girl with a Watering Can; and his many frankly sensual nudes.

In this highly readable monograph, noted art historian Anne Distel offers an illuminating new account of the life of the man who created such singularly sparkling works. The author deftly narrates Renoir’s rise from apprentice porcelain painter to celebrated artist, quoting judiciously from the painter’s own vivid letters and offering keen analyses of his style at each stage of his sixty-year career. And Distel does not consider that career in isolation, but uses the latest discoveries in the documentary evidence—some of them her own—to re-create the artistic and social milieus in which Renoir worked. She traces his relationships with other artists, both his fellow Impressionists and older contemporaries like Corot and Daubigny as well as the younger Bonnard, Matisse, and Picasso; with writers like Zola, Mallarmé, and Mirbeau; and, in particular, with the dealers and patrons who were so important to his career, like Paul Durand-Ruel, Ambroise Vollard, the Bernheim brothers, the Charpentiers, the Berards, Charles Ephrussi, and Dr. Barnes.

Distel's authoritative text is illustrated throughout with some three hundred beautiful color reproductions of the artist’s finest and most representative works, ensuring that this will be the Renoir monograph of reference for years to come.

Informations sur le produit

Titre: Renoir
Auteur:
Code EAN: 9780789210579
ISBN: 978-0-7892-1057-9
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Ingram Publishers Services
Genre: Art
nombre de pages: 400
Poids: 3924g
Taille: H345mm x B290mm x T48mm
Année: 2010

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