Pierre-Auguste Renoir, commonly known as Auguste Renoir was a French artist who was a leading painter in the development of the Impressionist style. As a celebrator of beauty, and especially feminine sensuality, it has been said that “Renoir is the final representative of a tradition which runs directly from Rubens to Watteau.” To celebrate his 175th anniversary, here are some of his most beautiful and important artworks:
Luncheon of the Boating Party, 1881.
Dance at Le moulin de la Galette, 1876.
The Umbrellas, 1880 – 1886.
Dance at Bougival, 1883.
Two Sisters (On the Terrace), 1881.
La Grenouillère, 1869.
Portrait of Mademoiselle Irene Cahen d’Anvers, 1880.
The Skiff, 1875.
The Large Bathers, 1884–1887.
Monet Painting in his Garden at Argenteuil, 1873.