Pierre Auguste Renoir 1840-1919
Oil on Canvas
Framed size 62cm x 51cm
Museum of John Paul 11 Collection, Warsaw
Unlike his contemporaries Monet, Manet. Renoir did not paint still lifes until the latter part of his career. With his light swift touch, Renoir often considered them to be a welcome break from his larger projects.
From around 1880 Renoir was able to focus solely on colour and form without the distraction of composition and perspective.
Renoir recommended to Manet's niece Julie to paint still life 'in order to teach yourself to paint quickly'.
Despite being crippled with bad arthritis, Renoir was able to paint right up until his death in 1919.
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