two girls at the piano

two girls at the piano - Brittani Chirichella 11/26/07 D231...

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Brittani Chirichella 11/26/07 D231 Section 001 During the late 19 th century, Pierre-Auguste Renoir was invited by the French government to complete a painting for a museum in Paris. As his subject, he chose Two Young Girls at the Piano, to illustrate domestic life. This painting, among other works by Renoir including In the Meadow, which illustrates the same two young girls picking flowers, sits in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Renoir’s pieces of these girls showed the lives of the bourgeois in 19 th century France. I was attracted immediately to Two Young Girls at the Piano, as it is a painting I can so easily relate to. The two girls made me reminiscent of when my younger sister and I would sit at the piano and I taught her to play notes. As many artists strive to do, Renoir’s painting communicated to me, reminding me of my own lifestyle and left me to wonder what was so different from mine, to the young girls living in France in 1891. The painting is oil on canvas, on which Renoir dedicated a valuable
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course D 231 taught by Professor Raub during the Spring '08 term at N.C. State.

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