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“I am content to demand just one thing for a masterpiece: enjoyment.”
“One morning, one of us ran out of black and used blue, it was the birth of Impressionism.”
Renoir. 40th Ed.30
La Vie en Rose
The most comprehensive retrospective of Renoir’s work
In an incisive text tracing the artist’s career and stylistic evolution, Gilles Néret shows how Renoir reinvented the painted female form, with his everyday goddesses and their plump contours, rounded hips and breasts. Renoir’s later phase, marked by his return to the simple pleasure of the female nude in his Bathers series, was his most innovative and stylistically influential, and would inspire such masters as Matisse and Picasso.
With a complete chronology, bibliography, photos, sketches, and brilliant reproductions, this is the essential work of reference on this enduring master artist.
Gilles Néret (1933–2005) was an art historian, journalist, writer, and museum correspondent. He organized several art retrospectives in Japan and founded the SEIBU Museum and the Wildenstein Gallery in Tokyo. He directed art reviews such as L'Œil and Connaissance des Arts and received the Élie Faure Prize in 1981 for his publications. His TASCHEN titles include Salvador Dalí: The Paintings, Matisse, and Erotica Universalis.
Renoir. 40th Ed.Hardcover, 488 pages
ISBN 978-3-8365-9207-9Edition: Spanish
ISBN 978-3-8365-9208-6Edition: French
ISBN 978-3-8365-9209-3Edition: English