Pierre-Auguste Renoir A French Expressionist Artist – Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841–1919) was a French artist who was a leading painter in the development of the Impressionist style. As a celebrator of beauty, and especially feminine sensuality, it has been said that “Renoir is the final representative of a tradition which runs directly from Rubens to Watteau.”

Pierre-Auguste was the father of actor Pierre Renoir (1885-1952), filmmaker Jean Renoir (1894-1979) and filmmaker Claude Renoir (1901-69).

Pierre-Auguste Renoir was born in Limoges, Haute-Vienne, France, the child of a working-class family. As a boy, he worked in a porcelain factory where his drawing talents led to his being chosen to paint designs on fine china. He also painted hangings for overseas missionaries and decorations on fans before he enrolled in art school. During those early years, he often visited the Louvre to study the French master painters.

“The pain passes, but the beauty remains.” – Pierre-Auguste Renoir
“The work of art must seize upon you, wrap you up in itself and carry you away. It is the means by which the artist conveys his passion. It is the current which he puts forth, which sweeps you along in his passion.” – Pierre-Auguste Renoir
“An artist, under pain of oblivion, must have confidence in himself, and listen only to his real master: Nature.” – Pierre-Auguste Renoir
“When I’ve painted a woman’s bottom so that I want to touch it, then [the painting] is finished.” – Pierre-Auguste Renoir
“Shall I tell you what I think are the two qualities of a work of art? First, it must be the indescribable, and second, it must be inimitable.” – Pierre-Auguste Renoir
“I consider women who are authors, lawyers and politicians are monsters.” – Pierre-Auguste Renoir
“It is after you have lost your teeth that you can afford to buy steaks.” – Pierre-Auguste Renoir
“If the painter works directly from nature, he ultimately looks for nothing but momentary effects; he does not try to compose, and soon he gets monotonous.” – Pierre-Auguste Renoir
“In painting, as in the other arts, there’s not a single process, no matter how insignificant, which can be reasonably made into a formula. You come to nature with your theories, and she knocks them all flat.” – Pierre-Auguste Renoir
“I’ve been forty years discovering that the queen of all colors is black.” – Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Works of Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Lise Sewing, 1866, Dallas Museum of Art
La Grenouillère, 1868, National Museum, Stockholm, Sweden
Portrait of Alfred Sisley, 1868
Claude Monet Painting in His Garden at Argenteuil, 1873, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut
Portrait of Claude Monet, 1875, Musée d’Orsay, Paris, France
Jeanne Durand-Ruel, 1876, Barnes Foundation Merion, Pennsylvania
A Girl with a Watering Can, 1876, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Mme. Charpentier and her children, 1878, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
By the Water, 1880, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Luncheon of the Boating Party, 1880–1881, The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.
Portrait of Charles and Georges Durand-Ruel, 1882
Dance at Bougival, 1882–1883, (woman at left is painter Suzanne Valadon), Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Dance in the City, 1882–1883, Musée d’Orsay, Paris, France
Dance in the Country (Aline Charigot and Paul Lhote), 1883, Musée d’Orsay, Paris
Pencil study for Dance in the Country 1883, Honolulu Museum of Art
Children at the Beach at Guernsey, 1883, Barnes Foundation Merion, Pennsylvania
Pierre-Auguste Renoir, “Jeune garçon sur la plage d’Yport” (1883), Barnes Foundation Merion, Pennsylvania
In the Garden, 1885, Hermitage St. Petersburg
Girl With a Hoop, 1885, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Girl Braiding Her Hair (Suzanne Valadon), 1885
Julie Manet with cat, 1887
Portrait of Berthe Morisot and daughter Julie Manet, 1894
Gabrielle Renard and infant son Jean Renoir, 1895
The Artist’s Family, 1896, The Barnes Foundation, Merion, Pennsylvania
Graziella, 1896,The Detroit Institute of Arts
Portrait of Ambroise Vollard, 1908
Portrait of Paul Durand-Ruel, 1910
Portrait of Ambroise Vollard, 1917
Diana the Huntress, 1867, The National Gallery of Art Washington, DC
Nude In The Sun, 1875, Musée d’Orsay, Paris, France
Seated Girl, 1883
The Large Bathers, 1887, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pa.
After The Bath, 1888
Three Bathers, 1895, Cleveland Museum of Art Cleveland, Ohio
Nude (Renoir, Belgrade, 1910) National Museum of Serbia Belgrade
After The Bath, 1910, Barnes Foundation, Merion Pennsylvania
Woman At The Well, 1910
Seated Bather Drying Her Leg, 1914, Musée de l’Orangerie, Paris, France
Women Bathers, 1916, National Museum, Stockholm, Sweden
Bathers, 1918, Barnes Foundation, Merion Pennsylvania