Auguste Renoir

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, commonly known as Auguste Renoir, 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.

A prolific artist, he created several thousand paintings. The warm sensuality of Renoir’s style made his paintings some of the most well-known and frequently reproduced works in the history of art.

Auguste Renoir, Path Leading Through Tall Grass (1877)
Path Leading Through Tall Grass (1877)
Auguste Renoir, Claude Monet Reading (1872)
Claude Monet Reading (1872)
Auguste Renoir, A Walk in the Woods Madame Lecoeur and Her Children (1870)
A Walk in the Woods Madame Lecoeur and Her Children (1870)
Auguste Renoir, Spring at Catou (1873)
Spring at Catou (1873)
Auguste Renoir, Landscape near Varengeville (1885)
Landscape near Varengeville (1885)
Auguste Renoir, Woman in a Garden, Woman with a Seagull (1868)
Woman in a Garden, Woman with a Seagull (1868)
Auguste Renoir, Young Girl with a Hat
Young Girl with a Hat
Auguste Renoir, Landscape with Mimosas (1912)
Landscape with Mimosas (1912)
Auguste Renoir, Strong Wind Gust of Wind
Strong Wind Gust of Wind
Auguste Renoir, Picking Flowers (1875)
Picking Flowers (1875)
Auguste Renoir, Clearing
Clearing
Auguste Renoir, The Banks of a River Rower in a Boat
The Banks of a River Rower in a Boat
Auguste Renoir, View Close to Antibes
View Close to Antibes
Auguste Renoir, Portrait of Edmond Maitre the Reader (1871)
Portrait of Edmond Maitre the Reader (1871)
Auguste Renoir, Path Through the Woods (1874)
Path Through the Woods (1874)
Auguste Renoir, Young Woman Seated
Young Woman Seated
Auguste Renoir, Ball at the Moulin de la Galette (1876)
Ball at the Moulin de la Galette (1876)
Auguste Renoir, Young Woman in Profile (1897)
Young Woman in Profile (1897)
Auguste Renoir, The Path Through the Forest (1871)
The Path Through the Forest (1871)
Auguste Renoir, Landscape with Female Bathers
Landscape with Female Bathers
Auguste Renoir, Breton Landscape Trees and Moor (1892)
Breton Landscape Trees and Moor (1892)
Auguste Renoir, Vase of Peonies
Vase of Peonies
Auguste Renoir, Woman at the Garden (1873)
Woman at the Garden (1873)
Auguste Renoir, Landscape with Horses
Landscape with Horses
Auguste Renoir, On the Path (1872)
On the Path (1872)
Auguste Renoir, Garden in the Rue Cortot (1876)
Garden in the Rue Cortot (1876)
Auguste Renoir, Summer Landscape (1875)
Summer Landscape (1875)
Auguste Renoir, Portrait of Madame Claude Monet (1872)
Portrait of Madame Claude Monet (1872)
Auguste Renoir, The Banks of the Seine (1875)
The Banks of the Seine (1875)
Auguste Renoir, Le Place Clichy
Le Place Clichy
Auguste Renoir, View of Antibes (1893)
View of Antibes (1893)
Auguste Renoir, Forest Path (1875)
Forest Path (1875)
Auguste Renoir, The Banks of the River
The Banks of the River
Auguste Renoir, Conversation in a Rose Garden (1876)
Conversation in a Rose Garden (1876)