Auguste Renoir - Woman Reading 1891

1891 Woman Reading
Woman Reading
1891 oil/canvas
Museum of Fine Arts Saint Petersburg, Florida

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From Museum of Fine Arts Saint Petersburg, Florida:
Through many stylistic changes, Renoir remained known primarily as a figurative painter, preferring the subjects of women, children, and people at leisure – comparable to the art of Morisot. His youthful training as a porcelain painter led him to explore the ideas of luminosity on the canvas. These tendencies helped to define Renoir’s later style as “feminine.” This contrasts with the Impressionists who developed their ideas of art around the changing effects of light and their impact on modern landscapes and city life.