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  • Pierre-Auguste Renoir
    Feb 25, 1841 – Dec 3, 1919
  • By the Seashore - Pierre-Auguste Renoir 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", he was noted for his radiant, intimate paintings, particularly of the female nude.
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  • 1883
    Oil on canvas
    92.1 x 72.4 cm
    Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, United States.

    The artwork “By the Seashore” is a portrait painted in oil on canvas by the impressionist artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir in the year 1883. It measures 92.1 by 72.4 centimeters and is a paradigm of the Impressionist movement. Currently, the painting is part of the collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, NY, US.

    This artwork captures a young woman seated elegantly in a wicker chair, her gaze directed toward the viewer with an enigmatic expression. She is dressed in attire reflective of the late 19th century, with a dark blue dress contrasted by white ruffles at her collar and wrists. Atop her head rests a fashionable hat, ornamented with what appears to be floral details or ribbon, which accents her soft, youthful features.

    The brushwork exhibits the characteristic looseness of Impressionism, with colors merging freely, eschewing fine detail for an overall impression of light and atmosphere. The background hints at a seascape, melding blues and greens to suggest the movement of water, while the distant land is rendered in a soft palette, thus allowing the figure to be the focal point of the composition. The dappled light marks of Impressionism can be discerned in the interplay of colors and contributes to the air of casual repose. The external frame of the artwork itself is ornately decorated, enhancing the piece with a touch of grandeur.

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Irene Cahen d'Anvers
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La Grenouillere 2
La Grenouillere 2
Pierre-Auguste RenoirBorn in Limoges, Renoir moved to Paris and began his career as an apprentice painter in a porcelain manufacturing plant. His formal studies began at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in 1862 and continued at Gleyre's studio where he painted with fellow Impressionists, Sisley and Monet. Renoir's early paintings demonstrate his love of 18th Century French painting as well as the influence of Courbet and Delacroix.

The artist's portraits of women, often engaged in mundane daily activities, demonstrate his skill as a colorist. Working on a small scale, the artist used the subtleties of light and color to model his subjects. In the first years of the 20th Century, Renoir, encumbered by the effects of rheumatism, retreated to his home in the south of France where he increasingly turned to painting a favored subject: the female nude. These sensitive renderings, widely regarded as among the artist's finest works, represent a stylistic departure from Renoir's earlier paintings, evoking the nudes of the classical world.