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Top 10 Most Famous Paintings by Pierre Auguste Renoir
Dawit Abeza
Top 10 Most Famous Paintings by Pierre Auguste Renoir

Top 10 Most Famous Paintings by Pierre Auguste Renoir

Who was Pierre Auguste Renoir?

Pierre Auguste Renoir was one of the essential artists who helped advocate the impressionist movement. Renoir was so energetic about the Plein air painting style, which was used by impressionists. Plein air efficiently allowed artists to quickly paint outside.

Pierre-Auguste Renoir Biography

Pierre Auguste Renoir Famous Artworks

  1. Luncheon of the Boating Party by Pierre-Auguste Renoir
  2. Bal du moulin de la galette by Pierre-Auguste Renoir
  3. The Swing (La balançoire) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir
  4. Two Sisters (On the Terrace) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir
  5. Girls at the Piano by Pierre-Auguste Renoir
  6. Dance at Bougival by Pierre-Auguste Renoir
  7. Reclining Nude by Pierre-Auguste Renoir
  8. By the Seashore by Pierre-Auguste Renoir
  9. La Grenouillère by Pierre-Auguste Renoir
  10. The Umbrellas by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

 

Luncheon of the Boating Party by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Luncheon of the Boating Party by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

The artwork showcases the social change that was occurring within the French culture in the mid-to-late nineteenth century.

Renoir appears to have created this scene without using an underdrawing.

Artist: Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Year: 1881

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 129.9 cm × 172.7 cm (51 in × 68 in)

Location: The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC

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Bal du moulin de la galette by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Bal du moulin de la galette by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Bal du moulin de la Galette also known as the Dance at Le moulin de la Galette. Depicts a Sunday afternoon at the original Moulin de la Galette in Paris, France. Where Parisians meet up to dance, eat, drink, and enjoy their evenings. 

Renoir painted a smaller version of this composition (78 × 114 cm). The painting is now believed to be in a private collection in Switzerland.

Artist: Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Year: 1876

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 131 cm × 175 cm (52 in × 69 in)

Location: Musée d'Orsay, Paris

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The Swing (La balançoire) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

The Swing (La balançoire) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

A woman appears to have her leg on a swing, with a young man having a conversation with her. Her eyes appear to be focused on something else and she doesn't look directly at him. She has a look of embracement on her face. A young child and man seem to be listening to their conversation.

Artist: Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Year: 1876

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 92 cm × 73 cm (36.2 in × 28.7 in)

Location: Musée d’Orsay, Paris

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Two Sisters (On the Terrace) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Two Sisters (On the Terrace) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Renoir delineates his artistic brilliance in Two Sisters. Showcasing a stunning young woman with her younger sister next to her on a lovely day.

Note the younger child is actually not her biological sister. 

Artist: Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Year: 1881

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 100.5 cm × 81 cm (39.6 in × 31.9 in)

Location: Art Institute of Chicago

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Girls at the Piano by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Girls at the Piano by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Young Girls at the Piano (Jeunes filles au piano) was a commission painting for the Musée du Luxembourg. Renoir showcases two young girls near a wooden piano, one in a white dress, who is seating down and seems ready to play the piano. While the other girl stands next to her reading the musical notes. Renoir painted three different varieties of this composition.

Artist: Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Year: 1892

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 116 cm × 90 cm (46 in × 35 in)

Location: Musée d'Orsay, Paris

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Dance at Bougival by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Dance at Bougival by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

The models were Renoir's friends Paul Lhote and Suzanne Valandon. Valandon was also an artist who worked closely with Renoir.

Artist: Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Year: 1883

Medium: Oil paint on canvas

Dimensions: 181.9 by 98.1 centimeters (71.6 in × 38.6 in)

Location: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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Reclining Nude by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Reclining Nude by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Reclining Nude represents Renoir's move towards sharp figure paintings. Renoir painted numerous nude paintings from different angles. 

Artist: Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Year: 1883

Medium: Oil paint on canvas

Dimensions: Height: 65.1 cm (25.6 ″); Width: 81.3 cm (32 ″)

Location: Metropolitan Museum of Art

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By the Seashore by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

By the Seashore by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Renoir most likely painted this work in his studio. His model and future spouse, Aline Charigot, is seating on a wicker chair. The seashore behind appears to be the Normandy coast, close to Dieppe.

Artist: Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Year: 1883

Medium: oil paint, canvas

Dimensions: 92.1 cm (36.3 in) × 72.4 cm (28.5 in)

Location: Metropolitan Museum of Art

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La Grenouillère by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

La Grenouillère by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

La Grenouillère (The Frog Pond), has a sketch-like artistic feel to it. When compared to Renoir's other paintings, it appears to be incomplete. The Frog Pond was a place close to the Seine river near Bougival, France. Where Parisians met for drinking, swimming, and dancing. 

Artist: Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Year: 1869

Medium: oil on canvas

Dimensions: 66 cm × 81 cm (26 in × 32 in)

Location: National Museum, Stockholm

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The Umbrellas by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

 The Umbrellas by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Renoir showcases a busy street scene in Paris, France on a rainy day. With various people in the background walking with umbrellas. While one woman and child look directly at their observer. 

Artist: Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Year: 1880–86

Medium: oil on canvas

Dimensions: 180.3 cm × 114.9 cm (71.0 in × 45.2 in)

Location: Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin

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