Renoir: Impressionism and Full-Length Painting (Hardback)
  • Renoir: Impressionism and Full-Length Painting (Hardback)
zoom

Renoir: Impressionism and Full-Length Painting (Hardback)

(author)
£50.00
Hardback 288 Pages / Published: 21/02/2012
  • In stock
  • Free UK delivery

Available

Important information: this item can only be delivered to a UK address. More information
  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect

Magnificent full-length impressionist paintings by Renoir capture the glamorous spirit and refined milieu of Belle Epoque Paris

Throughout his long working life, Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) produced large-format portraits and subject pictures. From the mid-1870s to the mid-1880s-the decade of Impressionism-his vertical, grand-scale canvases were among the artist's most daring and ambitious presentations of contemporary life and fashion. Today they rank among the masterpieces of Impressionism. This stunning book offers fresh insights into Renoir's complex ambitions as a young artist, when he submitted works to both the avant-garde impressionist exhibitions and the official Salon. While painting in the new impressionist style, Renoir remained committed to the full-length format, which was eschewed by most of his fellow impressionists as too traditional. This format afforded Renoir the opportunity to devote himself to the heroic painting of everyday life, and also to linger on the finest details of his figures' fashionable costumes and accessories. Ten iconic canvases display the rich variety of this artist's painterly technique. They reveal the sheer virtuosity of his brushwork in creating silk, lace, mink, and taffeta for shimmering ball gowns, sumptuous furs, chic Parisian day dresses, and glamorous theatrical costumes. These paintings capture the faces and fashions of Renoir's Paris.

Extensively illustrated, the book draws upon contemporary criticism, literature, and archival documents to explore the motivation behind Renoir's full-length figure paintings, and technical studies of the canvases shed new light on the artist's working methods.

Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300181081
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 2018 g
Dimensions: 317 x 257 x 27 mm

You may also be interested in...

Sussex: West
Added to basket
Goering's Man in Paris
Added to basket
£25.00   £22.99
Hardback
The Collector
Added to basket
£11.99
Paperback
Shadows
Added to basket
£12.99
Hardback
Joan Mitchell
Added to basket
£50.00
Hardback
Brighton and Hove
Added to basket
James Wyatt, 1746-1813
Added to basket
An Introduction to Art
Added to basket
A Short History of Ireland, 1500-2000
Added to basket
Houses
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Wiltshire
Added to basket
£45.00
Hardback
Oxfordshire North and West
Added to basket
Pevsner's Architectural Glossary
Added to basket
John Craxton
Added to basket
£25.00
Hardback
Churches
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.