Renoir’s Art: A Celebration of Life!

French painter Pierre-August Renoir (1841 – 1919) is one of the most influential artists of his time who helped launch an artistic movement called Impressionism in the 1870s. He is best known for his paintings of bustling Parisian modernity and leisure in the last three decades of the 19th century. Renoir’s works are full of life, vibrant colours, and warm sunshine. All resources listed below are free of charge, books and videos are available through the Winnipeg Public Library.



Pierre-August Renoir by Thomas Stevens

This book explores the life and work of this leading light of Impressionism, showcasing his best-loved artwork alongside fascinating biographical detail. It also examines the development of his artistic practices, which began to diverge from many other Impressionist painters as he incorporated some elements of a classical style into his work.

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Renoir's Garden by Derek Fell

This book is a celebration of the garden that inspired one of the world's greatest impressionist painters.

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Exhibition on screen : Renoir revered and reviled

This film explores the life of monumental artist Pierre Auguste Renoir. Renoir's impressionist paintings of Paris are among the public's favorites. Eventually, however, Renior grew bored of this style and drastically changed his path. His later works are much more provocative and illicit extreme reactions from the public.

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Thank you to Marianne Farag for compiling this list of resources.