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Discover the remarkable life of Pierre-Auguste Renoir... Free BONUS Inside! Pierre-August Renoir, leader of the nineteenth-century Impressionist movement, spent his entire life perfecting his style. Rejected for decades, he depended on friends for a place to stay and money for painting supplies. Renoir lived in poverty until his forties, and when he was finally discover Discover the remarkable life of Pierre-Auguste Renoir... Free BONUS Inside! Pierre-August Renoir, leader of the nineteenth-century Impressionist movement, spent his entire life perfecting his style. Rejected for decades, he depended on friends for a place to stay and money for painting supplies. Renoir lived in poverty until his forties, and when he was finally discovered and hailed as a great artist, his health began to fail him. Still, Renoir never gave up his passion for painting. When he became crippled by arthritis, Renoir painted confined to a wheelchair with the paintbrush bound to his wrist. His need to create beauty was the driving force of his life, and throughout rejections and deteriorating health, Renoir retained an optimism that is reflected in his paintings. Discover a plethora of topics such as Early Life in Poverty Success as a Portrait Artist The Dreyfus Affair The Price of Fame Losing the Use of His Hands Last Years and Death And much more! So if you want a concise and informative book on Pierre-Auguste Renoir, simply scroll up and click the "Buy now" button for instant access!


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Discover the remarkable life of Pierre-Auguste Renoir... Free BONUS Inside! Pierre-August Renoir, leader of the nineteenth-century Impressionist movement, spent his entire life perfecting his style. Rejected for decades, he depended on friends for a place to stay and money for painting supplies. Renoir lived in poverty until his forties, and when he was finally discover Discover the remarkable life of Pierre-Auguste Renoir... Free BONUS Inside! Pierre-August Renoir, leader of the nineteenth-century Impressionist movement, spent his entire life perfecting his style. Rejected for decades, he depended on friends for a place to stay and money for painting supplies. Renoir lived in poverty until his forties, and when he was finally discovered and hailed as a great artist, his health began to fail him. Still, Renoir never gave up his passion for painting. When he became crippled by arthritis, Renoir painted confined to a wheelchair with the paintbrush bound to his wrist. His need to create beauty was the driving force of his life, and throughout rejections and deteriorating health, Renoir retained an optimism that is reflected in his paintings. Discover a plethora of topics such as Early Life in Poverty Success as a Portrait Artist The Dreyfus Affair The Price of Fame Losing the Use of His Hands Last Years and Death And much more! So if you want a concise and informative book on Pierre-Auguste Renoir, simply scroll up and click the "Buy now" button for instant access!

30 review for Pierre-Auguste Renoir: A Life from Beginning to End (Biographies of Painters Book 4)

  1. 4 out of 5

    stephanie suh

    Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) was a charioteer of the French Impressionism troika led by Claude Monet and Camille Pissarro, pioneering a new painting style as the epoch needed a new cultural ethos for an upcoming new century. Although the masters of French Impressionism were on the same musical note, their timbres were various. While Monet and Pissarro were idiosyncratic and liberal in techniques and subject figures of their artistic creations, Renoir was a conservative in keeping a traditio Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) was a charioteer of the French Impressionism troika led by Claude Monet and Camille Pissarro, pioneering a new painting style as the epoch needed a new cultural ethos for an upcoming new century. Although the masters of French Impressionism were on the same musical note, their timbres were various. While Monet and Pissarro were idiosyncratic and liberal in techniques and subject figures of their artistic creations, Renoir was a conservative in keeping a tradition of Paul Rubens in his celebration of feminine beauty surrounded by the realism of nature and life. Renoir was a pursuer of beauty, the beauty that was both real and ideal existing in the physical world, not the spheres of the heavens. He used the ideal to perfect the real, adapting traditional techniques to his visions of the worlds conjured in his mind’s eye. Renoir’s fascination with sensuous beauty in the expression of vivid but soft hues of vibrant colors and rounded, smooth figures of models in his paintings show his unintentional application of Aristotelian aesthetic theory: beauty inherent in itself and beauty by virtue of its use. Renoir’s paintings are replete with the beautiful colors, the warmth of the ambiance, pleasantness of the moment, and equilibrium of the backgrounds, all the mastery of using the ordinary with a profound sense to elevate it to art, giving art its true meaning. That might be a reason why German composer Richard Wagner, the creator of “Nibelungen’s Ring,” chose Renoir among other famous painters of the time to produce his portraiture. Or perhaps it was why Americans first found Renoir’s paintings so appealing that the goring sales in America brought Renoir fame and wealth. Renoir seems to be quite a different artist from other recalcitrant, bohemian, and libertine creators of art. He was a devoted father who even took care of his illegitimate daughter from his first girlfriend before marrying his model wife Aline Chariot, from whom he kept it a secret for life. Renoir might have had preconceptions about specific beliefs and people, but who would not have them secretly hidden in their mind’s closet? I believe that art serves its purpose when it gives the beholder a delightful sensation, not a dangerous illusion of distorted reality drawn from an artist’s disillusioned mind. I remember first seeing Renoir’s painting, “Girls at the Piano,” hung on the wall of a restaurant when I was a first-grader in elementary school and loved the vibrant warmth of the colors and the soft expressions of the girls’ poses. The impression has stayed in my heart with delightful nostalgia, which only Renoir could do the magic.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Jerry Jares

    The strength of this book is that it shows how Renoir was driven to create beauty.  It must be what separates artists from the rest of us.  It is hard to imagine that someone can 'see' something that others can't and is driven to pursue that dream beyond what mere mortals can imagine.  Renoir created in spite of notable handicaps.  He was abysmally poor; so poor he couldn't always afford the paints to pursue his craft.  He was crippled by severe arthritis for many years. The author of this book go The strength of this book is that it shows how Renoir was driven to create beauty.  It must be what separates artists from the rest of us.  It is hard to imagine that someone can 'see' something that others can't and is driven to pursue that dream beyond what mere mortals can imagine.  Renoir created in spite of notable handicaps.  He was abysmally poor; so poor he couldn't always afford the paints to pursue his craft.  He was crippled by severe arthritis for many years. The author of this book got into the psyche of the artist. We see the grief he must have experienced by having to give up two early children because he was just too poor to support them. My only complaint was that I had to read the book while sitting in front of a computer, looking up the works mentioned in this book.  But the story really made up for this shortfall.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Patsy

    The life of Pierre-Auguste Renoit This is an excellent book, beautifully written, an in-depth French impressionist painter. He painted until his death at age 70, The first 30 years he created, the last 40 years he created and had shows to sell his paintings and became very rich during his lifetime. Even with arthritis in his hands and often painted from a wheelchair he never gave up creating his painting and writing letter to friends. After he was unable to paint, he taught two other young men to The life of Pierre-Auguste Renoit This is an excellent book, beautifully written, an in-depth French impressionist painter. He painted until his death at age 70, The first 30 years he created, the last 40 years he created and had shows to sell his paintings and became very rich during his lifetime. Even with arthritis in his hands and often painted from a wheelchair he never gave up creating his painting and writing letter to friends. After he was unable to paint, he taught two other young men to structure and mold from clay. An Amazing story.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Harry Trumfio

    This is a fine book for those who like to know more about Renoir's life. He was a man born to create, persistent and loving. In spite of major infirmities he continued his quest to bring beauty to the world. He was a man loyal to his friends and family. A man to be admired not only as an artist, but as a human being. In my opinion, a worthwhile read. This is a fine book for those who like to know more about Renoir's life. He was a man born to create, persistent and loving. In spite of major infirmities he continued his quest to bring beauty to the world. He was a man loyal to his friends and family. A man to be admired not only as an artist, but as a human being. In my opinion, a worthwhile read.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Gian Andrea

    Born to create. Driven by the desire to establish a new style. Crippled by severe arthritis for an important part of his artistic career. Went from absolute poverty to incredible wealth, fighting the urge to paint and create until his final, painful days, now, at last, acclaimed leader of the Impressionist movement and legend himself.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Jean

    The Father of Impressionism I love art history, which consists of looking at and recognizing works of art by era, style and artist. Impressionism is one of my very favorite, as is Renoir’s work. Learning the basics of his life and work through this introduction can only lead to a deeper study of both.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Steve Martinson

    This wasn't quite up to par with Hourly History's normal fare. There was a lot of jumping back and forth in time and events, and there were more typos than usual. A good story, but a little lacking in Hourly History's normal output. This wasn't quite up to par with Hourly History's normal fare. There was a lot of jumping back and forth in time and events, and there were more typos than usual. A good story, but a little lacking in Hourly History's normal output.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Jeremey Bartel

    Inspired When there is a man that has come . Given the world something that he was good at and trying to make a living at the same time. After he is gone forever and millions more are inspired. Thank you for taking the time blood sweat and tears to write this amazing book.

  9. 5 out of 5

    George Polansky

    A good start.

  10. 4 out of 5

    David Parker

    Born to Paint Very enjoyable read . Knew very little about Renoir except that his painting’s brush strokes have a feather quality in them.

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    Jeanie Rex

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    Janmarie Toker

  30. 5 out of 5

    Connie Bradley

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