Auguste Renoir - Chrysanthemums 1882

Chrysanthemums 1882
1882 54x65cm oil/canvas
The Art Institute of Chicago

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From The Art Institute of Chicago:
“I just let my brain rest when I paint flowers,” Pierre-Auguste Renoir remarked. “I don’t experience the same tension as I do when confronted by the model. When I am painting flowers, I establish the tones, I study the values carefully without worrying about losing the picture. I don’t dare do this with a figure piece for fear of ruining it.”
— Permanent collection label