Renoir: His Life, Art, and Letters
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A truly seminal work Midwest Book Review Pierre-August Renoir is an icon of 19th century European art. During his long life he created literally thousands of paintings, drawings, sketches and watercolors. His productivity was unmatched by any of his contemporaries. Now academician and art historian Barbara Ehrlich White has written "Renoir: His Life, Art, And Letters", . Avid Amazon said Spectacular size adds to enjoyment of Renoir's work.. A real delight to go through this book by myself or with others and a cup of coffee. The size allows one to view and exclaim over his techniques, composition, color and artistic gifts. A must have for Art History lovers.. Renoir: His Life, Art and Letters Robert Butterfield It is hard for me to write a review of this book. I gave it as a gift to my wife for her birthday. She is an art teacher and loved the book and Renoir. She was very happy with the book!
In the course of her career, she won numerous grants and awards, and wrote several television scripts on Renoir, one of which won an Emmy.. Barbara Ehrlich White was a member of the Tufts University faculty from 19652002, where she lectured on art history. In addition to Renoir: His Life, Art, and Letters, first published in 1984, White is the author of Abrams’s Impressionists Side By Side and numerous journal articles
During the seventy-eight years of his life, Pierre-Auguste Renoir painted thousands of paintings and made uncounted drawings, watercolors, and sketches. Now back in print, White's classic book brilliantly contrasts the story of Renoir's personal battle against crippling arthritis––as well as his loss of favor with old patrons dissatisfied when he developed a new style––with the joyous gratification of the senses that flows from his canvases. She captures both the underlying traditionalism of his training and his audacious breakthrough in style, subject, and technique. This uniquely documented tribute to Renoir, with its lavish illustrations, including three gatefolds, is the essential Renoir.THE NEW YORK TIMES, Books of the Times, November 28, 1984, Christopher Lehmann-Haupt: “One of the two most impressive art books of
This stunning book is a lavish celebration of Renoir's life, exploring his early formative years and his rapid progression into one of the world's most highly respected Impressionist painters. More than 250 of the artist's better known works are reproduced with amazing clarity, and are a testament to Renoir's diverse talent and imagination. From his subtle, tender images of children in paintings such as Girls at the Piano and The Letter, to his full-textured and opulent paintings such as Sleeping Odalisque and Ode to Flowers, Renoir really was the Workman of Painting. --Naomi Gesinger