Краткий анонс книги Nathalia Brodskaya Renoir. In 1877, at the Third Impressionist Exhibition, Renoir presented a panorama of over twenty paintings. In 1873 he moved to Montmartre, to the house at 35 Rue Saint-Georges, where he lived until 1884. Edouard Manet sometimes worked with them too. In a letter to Durand-Ruel, then in New York, Renoir wrote: “The Petit exhibition has opened and is not doing badly, so they say. Finally, in the 1880s Renoir hit a “winning streak”. Renoir remained loyal to Montmartre for the rest of his life. I think I have managed to take a step forward towards public respect. In 1862 Renoir passed the examinations and entered the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and, simultaneously, one of the independent studios, where instruction was given by Charles Gleyre, a professor at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. It was in the 1870s that Renoir acquired the friends who would stay with him for the remainder of his days. Pierre-Auguste Renoir was born in Limoges on 25 February 1841. This period in Renoir’s life was marked by one further significant event. That was how our parents came to put him to learn the trade of porcelain painter.” One of the Levys’ workers, Emile Laporte, painted in oils in his spare time. Renoir’s younger brother Edmond had this to say this about the move: “From what he drew in charcoal on the walls, they concluded that he had the ability for an artist’s profession. His paintings were exhibited in London and Brussels, as well as at the Seventh International Exhibition held at Georges Petit’s in Paris in 1886. “For me, in the Gleyre era, the Louvre was Delacroix,” he confessed to Jean. He was commissioned by rich financiers, the owner of the Grands Magasins du Louvre and Senator Goujon. In summer, Renoir continued to paint a great deal outdoors together with Monet. Much later, when he was already a mature artist, Renoir had the opportunity to see works by Rembrandt in Holland, Velazquez, Goya and El Greco in Spain, and Raphael in Italy. He would travel out to Argenteuil, where Monet rented a house for his family. He suggested Renoir makes use of his canvases and paints. In 1854, the boy’s parents took him from school and found a place for him in the Levy brothers’ workshop, where he was to learn to paint porcelain. This offer resulted in the appearance of the first painting by the future impressionist. The second, perhaps even the first, great event of this period in Renoir’s life was his meeting, in Gleyre’s studio, with those who were to become his best friends for the rest of his days and who shared his ideas about art. They included landscapes created in Paris, on the Seine, outside the city and in Claude Monet’s garden; studies of women’s heads and bouquets of flowers; portraits of Sisley, the actress Jeanne Samary, the writer Alphonse Daudet and the politician Spuller; and also The Swing and The Ball at the Moulin de la Galette. A small step, but even that is something.” Here he found his “plein-air” subjects, his models and even his family. However, Renoir lived and breathed ideas of a new kind of art. He always found his inspirations in the Louvre. One of them was the art-dealer Paul Durand-Ruel, who began to buy his paintings in 1872. After all, it’s so hard to judge about yourself. For Renoir, the First Impressionist Exhibition was the moment his vision of art and the artist was affirmed.