Renoir was a leading artist in the Impressionist group, and pioneered the technique of using broken brushstrokes in complimentary colors to capture light and movement in his compositions.
"There are some things in painting which cannot be explained, and that something is essential."
~ Pierre-Auguste Renoir
A still life painting featuring a faience figure by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, born #onthisday in 1841. Renoir began studying art in his twenties, finding inspiration in the work of Gustave Courbet, and eventually working alongside artists such as Claude Monet and Alfred Sisley
Garden in Montmartre, 1890-1899.
He was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis when he was 47, which significantly limited his ability to paint. However, with assistance from his models and family, he painted almost every day until he died.