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Retired and enjoying my free time to paint. I love the French Impressionism era. Monet, Renoir, Bazille and Manet are some of my favorites.


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Reclining Nude 1883)
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Metropolitan Museum of Art New York City
Nudes and the grand tradition ofclassical art preoccupied Renoir in the 1880s.In this painting, he paid homage to Ingres"s Grande Odalisque (Musee du Louvre, Paris), although he transformed Ingres's cool courtesan into a healthy, pink-cheeked girl, and the harem into an Impressionist landscape reminiscent of the Channel coast.

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