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Auguste Renoir
(1841-1919) born on
Feb 25
French artist. He was a founder of the French impressionist movement noted for its optimistic view of life, e.g., "Le Moulin...," 1876.
If the painter works directly from nature, he ultimately looks for nothing but momentary effects; he does not try to compose, and soon he gets monotonous.

The work of art must seize upon you, wrap you up in itself and 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.
In painting, as in the other arts, there's not a single process, no matter how insignificant, which can be reasonably made into a formula. You come to nature with your theories, and she knocks them all flat.
I've been forty years discovering that the queen of all colors is black.
It is after you have lost your teeth that you can afford to buy steaks.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Renoir: An Intimate Record," 1930.
R: In "Artists in Quotation," by Donna Ward La Cour, 1989.
A: In "Artists in Quotation," by Donna Ward La Cour, 1989.
N: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
K: In "Rand Lindsly's HUGE Quotations File," an Internet collection of quotations.

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