Art gallery • Special Interest
A selection of works by Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Born in Limoges on February 25, 1841 was a French painter, considered one of the greatest exponents of Impressionism. He led a life of pleasure experimenting painting techniques en plein air. In the summer of 1870 he was called to arms due to the Franco-Prussian war. At the end of the conflict he returned to Paris and his studio opened on the left bank. Subsequently he faced many difficulties during the experience of the Paris Commune, leading a chaotic life as a bohemian without succeeding in affirming himself in the official art critic. After this difficult period Renoir continued to paint and approached the Impressionist artistic current. With Monet and Manet he retired to Argenteuil, a small village in the French countryside where he devoted himself to painting en plein air.