Last term Lillie spent a few happy weeks learning all about the Impressionist painters. She has included Renoir, Seurat, Degas and Monet. She studied one of these artists for two weeks. This week’s artist is Pierre-Auguste Renoir.
Pierre-Auguste Renoir Resources
Pierre-Auguste Renoir was a French painter who was instrumental in starting the impressionist movement of the nineteenth century.
She used the following books throughout her project:
As well as the courses found here:
Resources Specific to Renoir
Goals for this Study
Lillie read about Renoir and his paintings and created a scrap-book page with a gallery of Renoir’s paintings and a short biography:
Renoir was famous for his ability to paint people going about their normal business. Lillie chose her focus for this project to be the human face. Faces are particularly hard for Lil, so she did lots of practice:
This particular study provoked a lot of self-reflection for Lillie, which she writes about on her blog:
She did a review of Renoir’s ‘Little Irene’ before attempting to partially replicate it:
This was her final piece. As she had focused on the facial features she just replicated the head of Irene:
Another great study under her belt 🙂
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