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The Great Artists: Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Thomas Stevens

96 pages
Arcturus Publishing Limited

Pierre-Auguste Renoir was one of the foremost Impressionist artists, known for his en plein air scenes of middle-class leisure. But Renoir's primary interest lay indoors, in depictions of sensuous female nudes and intimate domestic scenes, painted in a warm, bright palette.

This book explores the life and work of this leading light of Impressionism, showcasing his best-loved artwork alongside fascinating biographical detail. It also examines the development of his artistic practices, which began to diverge from many other Impressionist painters as he incorporated some elements of a classical style into his work.

ABOUT THE SERIES: The Great Artists series by Arcturus Publishing introduces some of the most significant artists of the past 150 years, looking at their lives, techniques and inspirations, as well as presenting a selection of their best work.

Author Bio
Thomas Stevens is the author of numerous books covering a wide variety of subjects such as popular history and practical art. He has a passion for art history, especially that of the late 19th century and 20th century.