Aimed at informed but non-specialized readers, this book offers a splendidly illustrated monographic summary of the life and main works, with complete descriptive captions, of Renoir.
“‘Il peint comme un cochon’, without artifice, [¿] without the hateful stolidity of men of the craft, but with the ragged, patient spontaneity of nature. His lack of expertise is itself an added grace” (A. Soffici).
Aimed at informed but non-specialized readers, this book offers a monographic summary of the life and work of Renoir.
The short introduction examines the circumstances that led to the emergence and evolution of the artist’s personality. This is followed by a veritable “guided tour” through an imaginary museum of his masterpieces, splendidly illustrated, with complete descriptive captions.
A small anthology of critical and documentary writings and an essential bibliography make the books in this series up-to-date tools for students and art lovers alike.