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Famous Pierre-Auguste Renoir Paintings

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List of famous Pierre-Auguste Renoir paintings, listed alphabetically with pictures of the art when available. A celebrated artist around the world, Pierre-Auguste Renoir has created some of the most historic paintings of all time. These popular Pierre-Auguste Renoir paintings fetch insane amounts of money at art auctions, so if you want to buy one then start saving your money now. Going to museums can be expensive and time consuming, so scroll through this list to see paintings that Pierre-Auguste Renoir created from the comfort of your own home. You can find additional information for these renowned Pierre-Auguste Renoir paintings by clicking the names of the pieces.

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    Bal au Moulin de la Galette

    • Artist: Pierre-Auguste Renoir
    • Art Form: Painting
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  • Bal du moulin de la Galette is an 1876 painting by French artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir. It is housed at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris and is one of Impressionism's most celebrated masterpieces. The painting depicts a typical Sunday afternoon at Moulin de la Galette in the district of Montmartre in Paris. In the late 19th century, working class Parisians would dress up and spend time there dancing, drinking, and eating galettes into the evening. Like other works of Renoir's early maturity, Bal du moulin de la Galette is a typically Impressionist snapshot of real life. It shows a richness of form, a fluidity of brush stroke, and a flickering light. From 1879 to 1894 the painting was in the...  more
    • Artist: Pierre-Auguste Renoir
    • Subject: Moulin de la Galette
    • Genres (Art): Genre art
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Impressionism
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    Luncheon of the Boating Party is a painting by French impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Included in the Seventh Impressionist Exhibition in 1882, it was identified as the best painting in the show by three critics. It was purchased from the artist by the dealer-patron Paul Durand-Ruel and bought in 1923 from his son by Duncan Phillips. It is now in The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. It shows a richness of form, a fluidity of brush stroke, and a flickering light....  more
    • Artist: Pierre-Auguste Renoir
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Impressionism
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    Alice and Elisabeth Cahen d’Anvers is an oil painting by French impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Produced in Paris in 1881, the painting depicts the sisters Alice and Elisabeth, daughters of the Jewish banker Louis Raphaël Cahen d'Anvers. It is considered one of the most popular works in the collection of the São Paulo Museum of Art, where it has been conserved since 1952....  more
    • Artist: Pierre-Auguste Renoir
    • Genres (Art): Portrait
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Impressionism
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