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The Founders of Impressionism - Renoir
As part of deviantART's Art History Project, Topicality and yours truly have prepared news articles regarding Impressionism, an art movement from the 19th Century whose main characteristic is the presence of tin yet visible brush strokes to create shapes that compose an image.
Today we bring you Pierre-August Renoir's biography, one of the biggest representatives of the style.
Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919)
Born in Limoges on February 25 1841, Renoir was the sixth child of a working class family. In his youth he had a job at a porcelain factory, where people noticed his artistic talent and was chosen to paint designs on fine china. He also painted fans and religious hangings for missionaries.
At that time, Renoir often visited the Louvre, where he studied the work of the French Masters, dreaming of one day becoming one and having his art on those very same walls.
He began studying art in 1862 under Charles Gleyre in Paris, where he m
Nine TimesI saw him nine times.
The first time we were both sitting in the room together, getting ready to take the math test that would determine our placement. I was scatterbrained and throwing things around, trying to find the pencils that I had known I would need but had still just tossed in my purse. He was lounging backwards in his chair, looking for all the world as though he didn’t have a single care in the world, including the upcoming test. It annoyed me, that I was frantic and ready to scream, while someone else could be that relaxed.
I tested out of the class.
I don’t know if he did.
The second time I saw him, it was a few months after I arrived on campus. He was the one rushing and frantic this time, running across the square. He was probably late for class, though I had no way of knowing for sure. I was already lost in my own thoughts and ideas, deciding on my major and convincing people that yes, this is what I really want to do with my life. If they weren
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