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Mother and Children by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

    Mother and Children by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

    Mother and Children (La Promenade) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir was created in 1876. The painting is in The Frick Collection. The size of the work is 170,2 x 108,3 cm and is made of oil on canvas.

    Mother and Children, is a perfect expression of the springtime of Renoir’s talent. While its forms and color promise the rich effulgence of his later years, they remain discreet and almost shyly reticent. The scene is set in a park, where a mother guides her two daughters along a circling path. Together they form a triangular group set apart from the more distant figures. A hint of symmetry in the arrangement of the three main figures lends a note of decorative elegance. (read more in

    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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