Friday, April 8, 2011

Pierre-Auguste Renoir

When I've painted a woman's bottom so that I want to touch it, then the painting is finished.
(Renoir was one of the great Impressionist artists, and his paintings remain very popular today.  Many of his works celebrate female beauty and sensuality.  He began to suffer rheumatoid arthritis when he was about 50, but continued to paint even when wheelchair-bound despite the fact that the arthritis limited his range of motion and progressively deformed his hands.)

"After the Bath" (1888)

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