Auguste Renoir:
Picture "Sleeping Girl" (1897), framed
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Picture "Sleeping Girl" (1897), framed
Auguste Renoir:
Picture "Sleeping Girl" (1897), framed

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ars mundi Exclusive Edition | limited, 499 copies | numbered certificate | reproduction on canvas | stretcher frame | solid wood frame | size 64.5 x 80.5 cm

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Picture "Sleeping Girl" (1897), framed
Auguste Renoir: Picture "Sleeping Girl" (1897), framed

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Picture "Sleeping Girl" (1897), framed

This atmospheric and masterful nude from 1897 shows a young woman asleep. Renoir had already given up on contours and instead painted with long, soft brushstrokes that overlap and flow into one another to give the skin a matte shimmer.
Original: Oil on canvas, Oskar Reinhart Collection, Winterhurt.

High-quality reproduction, worked by hand on artist's canvas and mounted on a wooden stretcher frame. Framed in a real wood solid frame. Limited edition of 499 copies, with a numbered certificate on the back. Size 64.5 x 80.5 cm. ars mundi Exclusive Edition.

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Portrait of the artist Auguste Renoir

About Auguste Renoir

1841-1919

The entire oeuvre of Renoir, who was born in Limoges in 1841, is characterised by his indestructible belief in the life-giving power of nature. The luminous colours of his landscapes, the sensual grace of his paintings of women and young girls bear witness to this with their light cheerfulness.

Initially, Renoir worked as a porcelain painter and studied the work of Antoine Watteau and François Boucher at the Louvre. In 1862, he began studying at the École des Beaux-Arts, then devoted himself to open-air painting in the late 1960s under the influence of the Barbizon School. Together with Claude Monet, Frédéric Bazille and Alfred Sisley, he discovered the special advantages of painting outdoors and maintained close contacts with Camille Pissarro and Paul Cézanne. Together with Claude Monet, he invented the loose brushstroke, with which the constant changing of colours of light can be captured and is the characteristic of Impressionism. In addition to landscape paintings, he also produced portraits of his painter friends and his favourite model Lise Tréhot.

In the summer of 1869, he produced a series of paintings of the restaurant "La Grenoullière", which he frequently visited together with Monet. These light-filled paintings illustrate particularly clearly his distinctive style of fleeting brushstrokes and delicate, light colours that capture the flickering of the air as well as the glistening of the water. In addition, Renoir occasionally expressed his consideration of the works of Courbet and Delacroix through muted tonality and denser brushwork.

However, after a visit to Italy in the 1880s, Renoir abandoned Impressionism. From then on, his focus was no longer on the reproduction of atmospheric moods, but on drawing and composition in the style of Raphael and Ingres.

His late work shows a tremendous power of colour, combined with elements of drawing, which give no hint of his severe rheumatic illness, especially of his hands. With the help of a student, sculptor Maillol, he also created several bronze sculptures during this period.

The most important painter and graphic artist of Impressionism died as a world-renowned artist on 3 December 1919 in Cagnes-sur-Mer.

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