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Facts about Renoir

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A prolific painter, Renoir made several thousand paintings.

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Renoir's future wife, Aline Charigot, is in the foreground playing with a small dog.

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Another painter Renoir greatly admired was the eighteenth-century master Franзois Boucher.

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Renoir's paintings are notable for their vibrant light and color.

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Renoir painted Wagner's portrait in just 35 minutes.

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Renoir visited the Louvre to see his paintings hanging with the old masters right before he died in the village of Cagnes-sur-Mer, Provence-Alpes-Cфte d'Azur, on December 3, 1919.

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The warm sensuality of Renoir's style made his paintings some of the most well known and frequently reproduced works in the history of art.

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Luncheon of the Boating Party, 1881, French: Le dйjeuner des canotiers) is one of Renoir's masterpieces.

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Several pairs of paintings exist in which Renoir and Monet, working side-by-side, depicted the same scenes.

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The painting depicts a group of Renoir's friends relaxing on a balcony at the Maison Fournaise along the Seine river in Chatou, France.

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After many struggles in the beginning of his life, Renoir finally, in the mid-1870s, experienced his first acclaim when his work hung in the first impressionist exhibition of 1874.

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Renoir painted even during the last 20 years of his life when arthritis severely hampered his movement, and he was wheelchair-bound.

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In characteristic impressionist style, Renoir suggested the details of a scene through freely brushed touches of color, so that his figures softly fuse with one another and their surroundings.

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Renoir also utilized a moving canvas or picture roll to facilitate painting large works with his limited joint mobility.

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Amidst all his travelling, Renoir painted Luncheon of the Boating Party the same year.

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir was born in Limoges, Haute-Vienne, France, the child of a working class family.

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On January 15, 1882, Renoir met composer Richard Wagner at his home in Palermo, Sicily.

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Pierre-Joseph Proudhon argued that the only acceptable form of direct democracy is one in which it is recognized that majority decisions are not binding on the minority, even when unanimous.

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On January 15, 1882, Renoir met composer Richard Wagner at his home in Palermo, Sicily.