Renoir

Pierre Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) began his working life painting porcelain plates, fans, and window blinds before beginning formal art study in 1862. Friendship with Monet and other artists influenced Renoir's development as an Impressionist, though unlike them, he preferred figure painting to landscapes and produced portraits of great tenderness. By 1880 he felt the need to change, and after some time in Italy decided he could not draw well, and began to copy Renaissance bas-reliefs, and to work with Cezanne, who influenced his use of colour.

Renoir's studies of women and children show his great love of their gentleness and beauty, and though crippled in his last years by arthritis, causing him to have his brushes bound to his wrists because he could no longer hold them in his hands, he continued to paint his glowing canvases. New Zealand Fine Prints Ltd stock a huge range of Renoir prints as the art of the impressionists never goes out of style!
The Box *Sale* by Pierre Auguste Renoir

The Box *Sale* by Pierre Auguste Renoir

NZ$20.00

Dance at Bougival by Pierre Auguste Renoir

Dance at Bougival by Pierre Auguste Renoir

NZ$39.95

L’Estaque *sale* by Pierre Auguste Renoir

L’Estaque *sale* by Pierre Auguste Renoir

NZ$20.00

Washerwomen *Sale* by Pierre Auguste Renoir

Washerwomen *Sale* by Pierre Auguste Renoir

NZ$20.00

At the Concert by Pierre Auguste Renoir

At the Concert by Pierre Auguste Renoir

NZ$45.00

Idyll (Lovers) by Pierre Auguste Renoir

Idyll (Lovers) by Pierre Auguste Renoir

NZ$39.95

Children on the Seashore by Renoir

Children on the Seashore by Renoir

NZ$45.00

By the Seashore by Pierre Auguste Renoir

By the Seashore by Pierre Auguste Renoir

NZ$45.00

The Swing by Pierre Auguste Renoir

The Swing by Pierre Auguste Renoir

NZ$45.00

The Apple Seller by Pierre Auguste Renoir

The Apple Seller by Pierre Auguste Renoir

NZ$30.00

Nymphs by Pierre Auguste Renoir

Nymphs by Pierre Auguste Renoir

NZ$45.00

Lady with Parasol by Pierre Auguste Renoir

Lady with Parasol by Pierre Auguste Renoir

NZ$45.00

In the Meadow by Pierre Auguste Renoir

In the Meadow by Pierre Auguste Renoir

NZ$45.00

Girl in White Hat by Pierre Auguste Renoir

Girl in White Hat by Pierre Auguste Renoir

NZ$45.00