Pierre-Auguste Renoir

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir: Conversation. portrait
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Artist: Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841–1919)
Alternative names: Auguste Renoir
French painter
Work location: Paris
Title: Conversation
Object type: Painting
Description: Conversation is an example of Renoir’s Impressionistic painting from the 1870s. The hands and faces of the figures are painted with thin, parallel brushstrokes which give the effect of flickers of light. The painting is also an example of the Impressionists’ reluctance to use black; instead, the dark sections are painted in dark blue. The man in the painting is Frédéric Cordey, and artist who was at one point a student of Renoir’s. The woman has been identified as Marguerite Legrand, one of Renoir’s favourite models during the period 1875–1879.
Date: Unknown date
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: Height: 45 cm (17.7 in). Width: 38 cm (15 in).
Framed: Height: 67 cm (26.4 in). Width: 61.5 cm (24.2 in). Depth: 7.5 cm (3 in).
Inscriptions (Swedish): Signerad: Renoir
SKU: 273771
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