Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Les Deux Baigneuses (The Two Bathers) from L'Estampe Originale (42/100), 1895
10.25 x 9.25 in
SKU: 12383c
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"Les Deux Baigneuses (The Two Bathers)" is an original etching from 'L'Estampe Originale' by Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Signed with initial and numbered ‘42’, from the edition of 100. The stamp of the publication is in the lower left of the paper. This piece features two nude female bathers.


Image Size: 10 1/4" x 9 1/4" 
Paper Size: 23 1/2" x 16 3/4"
Frame Size: 34 1/8" x 28 1/8"


Artist Bio:

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, commonly known as Auguste Renor (25 February 1841 – 3 December 1919), was a French artist who was a leading painter in the development of the Impressionist style. As a celebrator of beauty and especially feminine sensuality, it has been said that "Renoir is the final representative of a tradition which runs directly from Rubens to Watteau."

Renoir's paintings are notable for their vibrant light and saturated color, most often focusing on people in intimate and candid compositions. The female nude was one of his primary subjects. In characteristic Impressionist style, Renoir suggested the details of a scene through freely brushed touches of color, so that his figures softly fuse with one another and their surroundings.

His initial paintings show the influence of the colorism of Eugène Delacroix and the luminosity of Camille Corot. He also admired the realism of Gustave Courbet and Édouard Manet, and his early work resembles theirs in his use of black as a color. Renoir admired Edgar Degas' sense of movement. Another painter Renoir greatly admired was the 18th-century master François Boucher.


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