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Pierre-Auguste Renoir 2020 Calendar

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One of the founding impressionists, Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French, 1841–1919) painted alongside Claude Monet and other notable contemporaries in the independent movement that swept French art in the late nineteenth century. He broke from impressionism in 1878, its heyday, turning his focus to portraits for avant-garde patrons and their children. The ensuing works are charmingly familiar but built on formal principles of composition that have given his paintings distinct longevity. Renoir’s art grew to take influence from the Italian renaissance and French genre painting, and he was known to paint landscapes, still lifes, and bathing groups, though portraiture continued to dominate his output. The twelve paintings in this calendar track his artistic development over approximately fifteen years, including his early impressionistic portraits and mature masterpieces.

Printed with soy-based inks on FSC® certified paper, which means the paper has been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council® and manufactured by an FSC certified printer. FSC certification promotes responsible forest management by ensuring that forestry practices are environmentally responsible, socially equitable, and economically viable. Measures 12 x 13 in.


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