Pierre-Auguste Renoir was a leading French artist who was a cofounder of the one of the most famous and beautiful art movement Impressionism. He was the greatest master of the female beauty and charm. He managed to notice and then recreate on the canvas the grace, romance and admiration of the world that was not always kind to him.
Renoir is now can be regarded as an idol for many contemporary artist, but he himself fought his way up, struggling against the academic style and critics that were too stubborn to allow the “fresh air” in the art that was brought by Impressionism to occupy a leading place in the art world at that time.
When I dived into the world of Art, Renoir became number one for me for his unique approach that he had to his works. One can hardly find any obscure paintings made by the artist. Even during the hardest times of war and misery, he maintained a very positive
I tried to make research on his life, because I think that the biography of the artist is a very important component in the perception of his art. And the most amazing feature of Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s character was an everlasting optimism that never left him throughout his long life. For those who are particularly interested in Renoir’s life I can strongly recommend to read the book of the French author Henri Perruchot.