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Large Nude by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

    Large Nude by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

    Large Nude by Pierre-Auguste Renoir was created in 1907. The painting is in Musee d’Orsay Paris. The size of the work is 71 x 156 cm and is made of oil on canvas.

    Renoir’s female nudes, a favourite motif throughout his career, were more often painted in outdoor light than inside a room.
    In the 1890s, Gustave Geffroy described his models as “instinctive little beings, at once children and women”. Later, his work became more ample, tracing its descent from Rubens and Titian.
    For this almost buxom nude, Renoir gave up touches of bright colours and restricted his palette to a harmonious range of more subtle tones. The body bathed in a gentle, warm light is lying on soft cushions like a jewel in a casket. (read more in Musee d’Orsay)

    About the Artist: French artist and Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir was born in Limoges, Haute-Vienne, France. Although Renoir displayed a talent for his work, he frequently tired of the subject matter and sought refuge in the galleries of the Louvre. The owner of the factory recognized his apprentice’s talent and communicated this to Renoir’s family. Following this, Renoir started taking lessons to prepare for entry into Ecole des Beaux Arts… read more

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