This Art Book contains Foreword and annotated reproductions of Pierre-Auguste Renoir paintings, date and interesting facts page below. Pierre-Auguste Renoir is French painter who was a important figure in the development of the Impressionist movement. As a celebrator of feminine beauty “Renoir is the last representative of a tradition which runs in a straight line from Rubens to Watteau.” Renoir's artworks are famous for their vivacious light and saturated color, most frequently focusing on people in friendly and intimate compositions. The female nudes were one of his primary themes. In typical Impressionist manner, Renoir suggested the details of a picture through liberally brushed touches of color, so that his figures softly fuse with one another and their environment.