Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Ritratto di Bazille (1867), museo d’Orsay, Parigi
Renoir’s life and works are full of love, light and colour. Indeed, the artist created his masterpieces by drawing on the experiences of his life and described what he saw and experienced with rapid brushstrokes, creating images that seem barely sketched.
Famous for his Impressionist style and for his paintings depicting everyday life, nature and the women in his life, his paintings depict scenes of Parisian life at the time.
Renoir’s art influenced many other artists, including Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso, and in this post I will tell you about his works in five points.
Life and works of Renoir
The Hague, overlooking the North Sea, is a Dutch city that houses in its museums some of the most important works of the so-called Dutch ‘Golden Age’, animated by artists such asVermeer, Rembrandt and Van Dyck. Among them, the Mauritshuis Museum is an unmissable stop for Flemish painting enthusiasts: inside you can see the most famous works of this fortunate historical and artistic period. And the city’s attractions do not stop there: the ticket for the Mauritshuis can be combined with a ticket for the permanent exhibition of Escher, the visionary engraver and graphic artist whose works depict constructions of impossible worlds.
L’Opéra Garnier di Parigi è ancora oggi sede del balletto dell’Opéra National ed è usata soprattutto per le rappresentazioni della compagnia. Anche per i non appassionati di teatro e balletto, però, l’Opéra resta una tappa cruciale per la storia della città.
PALAZZO VECCHIO IN FLORENCE: TICKETS AND WHAT TO SEE
Florence is the city that gave birth to some of Italy’s greatest artists and men of letters and is home to numerous masterpieces that are the expression of centuries of cultural and artistic hegemony. In particular, Piazza della Signoria is a concentration of works of art: from the Loggia dei Lanzi, a true open-air museum, to Palazzo Vecchio and the Uffizi Galleries. In this artistic context, Palazzo Vecchio is the symbol of 14th-century civil architecture and visiting its most famous rooms, as well as the more hidden ones, is a must for visitors to the Tuscan capital.