Daughters of Durand-Ruel Final & edited version

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Ashlee Sisson Professor Donald Schrader Art History 114 April 2 nd , 2010 Daughters of Durand-Ruel The Daughters of Durand-Ruel is an impressionist portrait painted by the French artist Pierre Auguste Renoir. The painting focuses on two members of the Durand-Ruel family, Marie-Therese and Jeanne. These two girls were both members of high culture in the 1800s due to their father’s success as a Partisan art dealer. The portrait is set at the family’s summer cottage in Dieppe, France in August 1882. It takes place outside on a bench in the woods on what appears as a lazy, warm afternoon. Renoir uses a rainbow palette of oil colors and gives the appearance that he used quick and forceful brushwork on the canvas. Although he accurately follows the impressionist style by allowing light to dissolve matter, he still records specific details of the scene. Renior’s Daughters of Durand-Ruel transcends a standard portrait. Renoir has the ability to capture a perfect moment in time during these children’s lives, which makes the viewer ponder bigger
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