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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 244 PROFILES IN ART

Pierre Auguste Renoir (1841-1919)

A CELEBRATION OF BEAUTY

“For me a picture...should be something likeable, joyous, and pretty...there are enough ugly things in life for us not to add to them.”

Pierre Auguste Renoir

 

Judging from the scenes depicted in many of his paintings, Pierre Auguste Renoir seemed to find much inspiration in the events of day-to-day life. Thus, it was in concert halls, theaters, cafés, and other public places where people gathered to socialize that Renoir found some of his most captivating subjects. The warmth of friendship, community, and domestic harmony are dominant themes in his art. ...

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