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A painting by Hege Elisabeth Haugen
inspired Joel Toft to do this painting
, (568)
 Oil on canvas
57 x 41 cm

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One of the best paintings I have seen was painted by Hege Elisabeth Haugen. A Norwegian contemporary artist. Student of Odd Nerdrum at Florence Academy of Art in Sweden.



Inspired by a painting by Pierre Auguste Renoir, (561)
 Oil on canvas
42 x 51 cm

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Description: Pierre Auguste Renoir, uncropped image.jpg



25 February 1841Limoges, France


3 December 1919 (aged 78)
Cagnes-sur-Mer, France



Known for


Notable work

Bal du moulin de la Galette, 1876
Luncheon of the Boating Party, 1880
Pink and Blue, 1881
Girls at the Piano, 1892
Nude, 1910



Pierre-Auguste Renoir[1] (French: [pjɛʁ oɡyst ʁənwaʁ]; 25 February 1841 – 3 December 1919) was a French artist who was a leading painter in the development of the Impressionist style. As a celebrator of beauty and especially feminine sensuality, it has been said that "Renoir is the final representative of a tradition which runs directly from Rubens to Watteau."[2]

He was the father of actor Pierre Renoir (1885–1952), filmmaker Jean Renoir (1894–1979) and ceramic artist Claude Renoir (1901–1969). He was the grandfather of the filmmaker Claude Renoir (1913–1993), son of Pierre.




The Theater Box, 1874, Courtauld Institute Galleries, London

Pierre-Auguste Renoir was born in Limoges, Haute-Vienne, France, in 1841. His father, Léonard Renoir, was a tailor of modest means, so, in 1844, Renoir's family moved to Paris in search of more favorable prospects. The location of their home, in rue d’Argenteuil in central Paris, placed Renoir in proximity to the Louvre. Although the young Renoir had a natural proclivity for drawing, he exhibited a greater talent for singing. His talent was encouraged by his teacher, Charles Gounod, who was the choirmaster at the Church of St Roch at the time. However, due to the family's financial circumstances, Renoir had to discontinue his music lessons and leave school at the age of thirteen to pursue an apprenticeship at a porcelain factory.[3][4]


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