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On December 22nd 2000 three of the world’s greatest art treasures were stolen from the National Museum in Stockholm. Together the Rembrandt and two Renoir paintings were valued at $50,000,000. Art of the Heist s1e6: The Big Sting
Among its most beautiful productions are these paintings by Renoir ... Just a group of ordinary human beings enjoying themselves. Kenneth Clark, Civilisation 13/13: Heroic Materialism, BBC 1969
Monet and Renoir would spend their summers sniffing out modern places by the river. Waldemar Januszczak, The Impressionists: Painting and Revolution I: Gang of Four, BBC 2011
Renoir had developed a fiendishly difficult ambition – he wanted to capture the mood of modern Paris, the bonhomie, the relaxation, the larks. ibid.
These sensuous pleasure pictures of Renoir’s painted on location outdoors are deliberate blowing raspberries at the old masters. ibid
You come to Nature with all her theories, and she knocks them all flat. Pierre-Auguste Renoir
The pain passes, but the beauty remains. Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Why shouldn’t art be pretty? There are enough unpleasant things in the world. Pierre-Auguste Renoir
To my mind, a picture should be something pleasant, cheerful, and pretty, yes pretty! There are too many unpleasant things in life as it is without creating still more of them. Pierre-Auguste Renoir
I’ve been 40 years discovering that the queen of all colours was black. Pierre-Auguste Renoir
The work of art must seize upon you, wrap you up in itself, carry you away. It is the means by which the artist conveys his passion; it is the current which he puts forth which sweeps you along in his passion. Pierre-Auguste Renoir
What interests me is skin. The velvety texture of a young girl’s skin. Renoir 2012 starring Michel Bouquet & Christa Theret & Vincent Rottiers & Thomas Doret & Romane Bohringer et al, director Gilles Bourdos
A painting should be something pleasant and cheerful. ibid.
Could a painting hanging in a Welsh castle be a work by the impressionist master Pierre-Auguste Renoir? Fake or Fortune? s4e2: Renoir
The art world can be a law unto itself. ibid.
In Philadelphia in the United States there is an absolute treasure trove of a gallery called the Barnes Foundation … One artist who divides opinion [Renoir]: some love him, some don’t. Albert Barnes certainly did and he put together the world’s largest collection of Renior’s paintings. Tim Marlow, Great Art s4e5: Renoir: Revered and Reviled: from the Barnes Foundation, ITV 2020
Luncheon of the Boating Party 1880-1881: ‘I think we’re really looking at the high point, perhaps the end point, of his Impressionist career.’ ibid. scholar