The Impressionists at the Art Institute– Part Four

It would be hard to over-estimate the importance of Pierre Auguste Renoir (1841-1919), one of the most distinguished of the Impressionists, and one with considerable longevity. The Art Institute has a goodly sampling of his work, though, not some of the most famous of his paintings. Among other things, Renoir had a great gift for painting faces, including the faces of children…. for example….
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His paintings of flowers became very popular indeed…
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As were his depictions of home life…
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Less well known are his seascapes….
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It is instructive to compare Renoir’s more delineated but still pastel renderings to the fuzzier technique of Monet…..manet6

Or compare the work of Vuillard in his painting of a lady with a red shawl….
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