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Pierre-Auguste Renoir | Seascape, 1879

Artist: Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French, 1841-1919)
Title: Seascape
Origin: France
Date: 1879
Medium: Oil on canvas
Inscriptions: Inscribed lower right: Renoir'79
Dimensions: 72.6 × 91.6 cm (28 1/2 × 36 in.)
Credit Line: The Art Institute of Chicago, Potter Palmer Collection
Reference Number: 1922.438


The name Renoir is closely associated with paintings of dancers, boaters, women, the celebration of life, and the enjoyment of leisure, which makes Seascape and its storm-tossed ocean quite unusual and unexpected.
For his landscapes, Renoir preferred sunny days with blue skies and calm winds; rarely do we see unsettled weather, and there are only four known winter scenes.

Pierre-Auguste Renoir | Self-portrait, 1899

Il nome di Renoir è strettamente associato con dipinti di ballerini, diportisti, donne, la celebrazione della vita ed il godimento del tempo libero, il che rende Seascape ed il suo oceano tempestato di intemperie inusuali ed inaspettati.
Per i suoi paesaggi, Renoir preferiva giornate soleggiate con cielo azzurro e venti calmi; raramente vediamo condizioni meteorologiche instabili e ci sono solo quattro scene invernali conosciute.

Pierre-Auguste Renoir | Low Tide Yport, 1883

Pierre-Auguste Renoir | Bay of Naples Evening, 1881 | The Clark Art Institute

Pierre-Auguste Renoir | Venice the Doges Palace, 1881

Pierre-Auguste Renoir | View at Guernsey, 1883

Pierre-Auguste Renoir | Port de pêche, Vue de Fontarabie depuis Hendaye, 1895

Pierre-Auguste Renoir | Moulin Huet Bay Guernsey

Pierre-Auguste Renoir | Sunset, 1879-1881 | The Clark

Pierre-Auguste Renoir | La plage du Lavandou, 1894