Flowers in a Vase | Musée de l'Orangerie

Renoir liked to paint bouquets of flowers while varying the arrangements, using them as exercises on shapes and colours. Here he took pleasure in mixing numerous species, the variety of which enabled him to achieve the desired arrangement. Renoir also paid great attention to the positioning of shapes and the perspective. While the vase and the bouquet appear to be viewed in profile, the circular table on which they...

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Many of his later paintings also treat the same theme in an increasingly bold rhythmic style.

Renoir was born in Limoges France on February 25, 1841. As a child he worked in a porcelain factory in Paris, painting designs on china; at 17 he copied paintings on fans, lampshades, and blinds. He studied painting formally in 1862-63 at the academy of the Swiss painter Charles Gabriel Gleyre in Paris....

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Still Life with a Carafe, Flowers and Fruit - Henri Fantin ...

Still Life with a Carafe, Flowers and Fruit

Henri Fantin-Latour1865

The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo

Fantin-Latour 's oeuvre can be largely divided into three genres, namely, portraits, still-lifes and allegorical compositions. Still-lifes are a genre that Fantin-Latour was particularly enthusiastic about throughout his life. The motifs in this painting are early summer fruit and flowers , making it a typical example of Fantin-Latour's still-lifes. The painting was created relatively early in his career and is noteworthy for the extremely high quality. The almost square canvas is one of the larger still-lifes created by the artist. The...

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