The Artist’s Family: Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Pierre-Auguste Renoir: The Artist's Family

French Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir paints in 1896 The Artist’s Family, with his wife’s attention trained on the toddler, with his children in varying poses either facing or turned from us. The choice of moment is informal and casual. The picture, instead of being highly structured, has the appearance of a photographic snapshot but also has a tenderness of expression and gesture. This picture is titled La Famille de l’artiste in Renoir’s native French.

Pierre-Auguste Renoirs’ The Artist’s Family is in the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia

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