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The Lovers by Pierre Auguste Renoir

    The Lovers by Pierre Auguste Renoir

    The Lovers by Pierre Auguste Renoir was created in 1875. The painting is in Prague National Gallery. The size of the work is 176 x 130 cm and is made of oil on canvas.

    The resting couple of lovers amidst nature in The Lovers painting is rendered dynamically by quickly alternating colourful spots that imitate the trembling atmospheric light. The way the two figures are modelled are specific for Renoir: the actress Henriette Henriot and the painter Pierre Frank-Lamy. Renoir held a special position among impressionists, mostly landscape painters, because he frequently focused on figural topics.

    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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