Renoir And His Miss Romaine Lascaux

Pierre Auguste Renoir was one of the important painters of the impressionist. Renoir was sent to the porcelain factory to learn skills when he was young. But the work, screen-painting and porcelain-painting inspired his interests in painting. Because of the interest in painting, he went to the School of Fine Arts to study painting and took sketch lessons after school at Glaire’s studio at the same time. He met Claude Monet,  Bazille and Alfred Sisley there and embarked on the road of Impressionist.

All the works of Renoir have their own symbolic significance. In his long life, he followed more or less various genres with different styles which in line with his artistic temperament. Sometimes even out of good fun, but he always was able to swim out of the water. The most extremely important fact was that he not only was good at avoiding mistakes but also able to absorb something similar to art from these genres depending on his inexhaustible creation wits.

Renoir was born in a poor tailor family in France. His characters and temperaments were all close to civilians. He never had arrogant behaviors. The maid servants treated him as they were at the equal status and talked as peers in the wine-shop of Berra. He never picky about models, the standard was that “Not reflective skins” and “Do not whitewash like the upper-class ladies.”

Renoir had health and basic fun, but he always kept a taciturn and sentimental appearance, a gloomy face in social situations. But when he began to draw, his face immediately lit up, sometimes he could even hum sweet, melodious songs.

Renoir was famous for drawing figures painting, and between the works, the most classic was the sweet, leisure atmosphere and plump, bright face and hands. The feature of Renoir was that he always depicted fascinating feeling in his paintings and you can rarely feel the pain or religious feelings but instead was the warmth of family like the smile of mother or old sister. Renoir thought that painting was not scientific analysis of the light or the elaborate layouts, painting was to bring pleasure to viewers and the environment where the paintings were hung was full of the feelings painter wanted.

Romaine Lascaux

Romaine Lascaux

His enthusiastic temperaments and enlightenment learned from school were represented in the portrait  of  Romaine Lascaux. This is a portrait, but first leapt to the eyes is a lovely girl with gorgeous dress and solemnly photographic posture, the background is pink blue which is fit for children’s bedroom. The technique of painting is realistic but also cautious, seems afraid of breaking the rule of beauty.

Although there are a variety of different views on this portrait, it can not be attributed to any particular school of painting style. To be exact, this is a painting which fits the contemporary fashionable style of the Academic Painting. However, this is also an attractive work because you can feel the specific poetry of Renoir. It seems that Renoir's talent had represented in his unspeakable but only can be felt style in 1864. That style is art.

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