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“When I've painted a woman's bottom so that I want to touch it, then [the painting] is finished.” -- Pierre-Auguste Renoir During the course of his long career, Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841 – 1919) turned from outdoor, public scenes to more intimate, timeless subjects. In his later works Renoir often focused on people, particularly women, in intimate and candid compositions, and though he favored the female nude, he painted many warmly sensual depictions of scenes from domestic life. (http://www.art.com/products/p12965425-sa-i2200212/pierre-auguste-renoir-reading-woman-circa-1900.htm?rfid=220421) Originally associated with the Impressionists, Renoir broke from the movement to experiment with a more disciplined, formal technique but soon returned to his earlier use of thinly brushed color to dissolve outlines so that his figures softly fuse with one another and their surroundings. Renoir’s later works are both grander and simpler than his early style (and the female type he preferred became more mature and ample). Explore the evolution of Renoir’s style and enjoy the beauty he captured: visit our gallery of his work at http://www.art.com/gallery/id--a774/pierre-auguste-renoir-posters.htm?rfid=220421 Reading Woman, circa 1900 Giclee Print By Pierre-Auguste Renoir Item #: 12965425A $49.99 Buy: http://www.art.com/products/p12965425-sa-i2200212/pierre-auguste-renoir-reading-woman-circa-1900.htm?rfid=220421 http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/renoir/ http://thinkexist.com/quotes/pierre-auguste_renoir/

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“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” – Pablo Picasso. You can help inspire the artists of tomorrow: http://www.art.com/artevent With 24 new artworks donated by Art.com, including the “Intimacy” piece above by Pablo Picasso, Woods Cross Elementary School hopes to nurture a life-long love of art. Learn about our Art Sparks Learning Event and vote for Woods Cross Elementary School to receive $1,000 worth of Blick art materials here: http://www.art.com/artevent Intimacy Art Print By Pablo Picasso Item #: 14963810674A $27.99 Buy: http://www.art.com/products/p14963810674-sa-i6820193/pablo-picasso-intimacy.htm?rfid=220421