Auguste Renoir:
Picture "Richard Wagner" (1882) in frame


Auguste Renoir:
Picture "Richard Wagner" (1882) in frame

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Ars Mundi Exclusive Edition | Limited 499 pieces | Numbered certificate | Reproduction on canvas | Stretcher | Solid wood framing | Size: 55.5 x 65.5 cm

Auguste Renoir: Picture "Richard Wagner" (1882) in frame

The French Impressionist Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) was a self-confessed fan of Wagner. So he traveled 130 years before his "Maestro" to Palermo, where he was able to portray the composer shortly after the completion of the Parsifal. Only half an hour granted him his idol, to produce the sketches. Thereafter, Renoir wrote, amused Wagner stated that he would resemble a protestant priest. For art critic this also shows the relaxed atmosphere during the meeting.

Original: oil on canvas, Musée d'Orsay, Paris.

Careful reproduction, handmade on artist canvas on wooden frame. Hand-crafted, gold- coloured, solid wood framing. Limited edition of499 pieces, back numbered, certificate. Size: 55.5 x 65.5 cm. Exclusive to Ars Mundi.

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Renoir was born in 1841 in Limoges and his works are characterized by his indestructible belief in the life-giving power of nature. The bright colours of its landscapes, the sensual grace of the images of women and young girls with her light laughter witness.

First, Renoir worked as a porcelain painter and studied at the Louvre of Antoine Watteau and François Boucher. In 1862 he began studying at the École of des Beaux Arts to the end of the 60s under the influence of the Barbizon School of plein-air painting. As well as Claude Monet, he developed the Impressionism characteristic loose brush style, with the ever-changing in the light colours. In addition to the landscapes, also portraits emerged by his painter friends and his favorite model Lise Tréhot. In the summer of 1869 he made a series of paintings of the restaurant "La Grenoullière", where he frequently visited with Monet. These light-filled images illustrate particularly clearly his distinctive style of volatile brushstrokes and delicate, bright colours, which can hold the flickering of the air and the sparkle of the water.

Renoir also expressed again with muted tonality and denser brush dealing with works by Courbet and Delacroix. His late work demonstrates tremendous colour power and combined with graphic elements which can be anything, suspecting from his severe rheumatic disease, especially of the hands. With the help of a student of the sculptor Maillol created during this period some bronze sculptures.

The most important painter and printmaker of Impressionism died as an internationally recognized artist on 03.12.1919 in Cagnes-sur-Mer.