An Intimate Biography
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Maps . Introduction . 1. 1841-77 . 2. 1878-84 . 3. 1885-93 . 4. 1894-1900 . 5. 1901-09 . 6. 1910-15 . 7. 1915-19 . Afterword; Appendix: Selected Renoir Paintings Worldwide; Acknowledgments; Selected Bibliography
A major new biography of this enduringly popular artist by the world's foremost scholar of his life and work

Expertly researched and beautifully written by the world's leading authority on Auguste Renoir's life and work, Renoir fully reveals this most intriguing of Impressionist artists. The narrative is interspersed with more than 1,100 extracts from letters by, to, and about Renoir, 452 of which come from unpublished letters. Renoir became hugely popular despite great obstacles: thirty years of poverty followed by thirty years of progressive paralysis of his fingers. Despite these hardships, much of his work is optimistic, even joyful. Close friends who contributed money, contacts, and companionship enabled him to overcome these challenges to create more than 4,000 paintings. Renoir had intimate relationships with fellow artists (Caillebotte, Cézanne, Monet, and Morisot), with his dealers (Durand-Ruel, Bernheim, and Vollard) and with his models (Lise, Aline, Gabrielle, and Dédée). Barbara Ehrlich White's lifetime of research informs this fascinating biography that challenges common misconceptions surrounding Renoir's reputation.

Since 1961 White has studied more than 3,000 letters relating to Renoir and gained unique insight into his personality and character. Renoir provides an unparalleled and intimate portrait of this complex artist through images of his own iconic paintings, his own words, and the words of his contemporaries.

105 illustrations, 58 in color
Autor: Barbara Ehrlich White
Barbara Ehrlich White is Adjunct Professor Emerita of Art History, Tufts University,Massachusetts. Her Renoir: His Life, Art and Letters (Abrams, 1984) has sold over
125,000 copies. She is also the author of Impressionism in Perspective (Prentice-Hall,
1978) and Impressionists Side by Side (Knopf, 1996). She was encouraged to write the
biography of the artist by Renoir's family, and her receipt of the prestigious French
honour, the Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres, followed recommendation by the artist's
great-granddaughter, Sophie Renoir.

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Autor: Barbara Ehrlich White
ISBN-13 :: 9780500239575
ISBN: 0500239576
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.10.2017
Verlag: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Gewicht: 934g
Seiten: 432
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Buch, 181x250x45 mm, 113 illustrations, 58 in colour
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