Edgar Degas said regarding his painting: “In painting you must give the idea of the true by means of the false.”
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The Barnes Foundation, Pennsylvania, USA. Photography: The Bridgeman Art Library/Easypix
Renoir, Pierre-Auguste. Red Boat, Argenteuil, 1888. Oil on canvas. 48.2 cm x 40.6 cm (19 in x 16 in). The Barnes Foundation, Merion, USA.
3. Renoir,Red Boat, Argenteuil
Renoir landscape beautifully illustrates the rise of landscape painting as the dominant genre of the avant-garde – one of the great dramas of 19th-century painting. Throughout art history, landscape paintings were considered less ambitious than history paintings or portraits. Between 1850 and 1900, however, artists like Renoir introduced exciting innovations in the art of landscape. Landscape paintings were increasingly in demand by middle-class patrons wishing to decorate their urban apartments with paintings of the countryside.