Reclining Nude by Pierre Auguste Renoir was created in 1883. The painting is in Metropolitan Museum of Art New York. The size of the work is 65,1 x 81,3 cm and is made of oil on canvas.
Nudes and the grand tradition of classical art preoccupied Renoir in the 1880s. In this painting, he paid homage to Ingres’s Grande Odalisque (Musée du Louvre, Paris), although he transformed Ingres’s cool courtesan into a healthy, pink-cheeked girl, and the harem into an Impressionist landscape reminiscent of the Channel coast.
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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