[Surfnetkids: 11 Feb 2009] Renoir

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#1. February 11, 2009

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Reader,

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#3. Renoir

by Barbara J. Feldman

Renoir Printable (** for premium members only)

The French artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) was an important member of the Impressionist movement of the nineteenth century. His large body of work includes many portraits of children and women in lively social situations. “Why shouldn’t art be pretty?” Renoir quipped. “There are enough unpleasant things in the world.”

Art in the Picture: Pierre-Auguste Renoir
The beautifully designed Art in the Picture offers a Renoir biography, a few quotes, and most importantly, a gallery. Sorted either by popularity or date, Art in the Picture displays twenty-five Renoir paintings, complete with title, date, and tags, but no annotation. Additional artists are searchable by name, movement, country, century or tag. The tags are fun to explore, and lead to some unique juxtapositions. For example, paintings tagged “bee” include one work by Salvador Dali and another by Albrecht Durer.

Expo-Shop.com: Pierre-Auguste Renoir
With a gallery of over 200 Renoir works, this Expo-Shop site is the largest of today’s picks. Best reasons to visit are the versatility of the search function (works can be found by keyword, technique, theme or year), the Renoir biography (which includes links to important works), and the Permanent Exhibitions list. Because most of these ten museums have a good portion of their permanent collections cataloged online, the best way to learn more about Renoir is to visit these websites, and use the museum’s on-site search functions to find more Renoir.

National Gallery of Art: Tour: Mary Cassatt, Auguste Renoir
“Toward the end of the nineteenth century, many French painters turned their attention to scenes of modern life … For the two artists featured here, Mary Cassatt and Auguste Renoir, images from the lives of women and children, especially, provided lifelong inspiration.” This National Gallery of Art tour brings a true museum experience to the Web. Although this mini-exhibit features only seven paintings, it’s the commentary that makes it so valuable. “Perhaps more than the work of any other artist, Renoir’s sunlit scenes reflect the joie de vivre that is so appealing in impressionist painting.”

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#7.Quote of the Week

“I’ve been forty years discovering that the queen of all colors is black.” ~~ Pierre-Auguste Renoir (February 25, 1841–December 3, 1919) French artist and leading Impressionist painter.

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