"Tulips in a Vase", is a giclee on canvas after an oil on canvas painting by listed artist Pierre Auguste Renoir. This stretched canvas replica successfully captures the texture, jewel-like colors, and brushstrokes of the original oil on canvas by Renoir.
The framed dimensions are 18.5"h x 15"w.
Pierre Auguste Renoir (1841 - 1919) was a French impressionist painter and sculptor, born in Limoges. Renoir went to work at the age of 13 in Paris as a decorator of factory-made porcelain, copying the works of Boucher. In 1862 he entered M. C. Gleyres studio, where he formed lasting friendships with Bazille, Monet and Sisley. His early work reflected myriad influences including those of Courbet, Manet, Corot, Ingres and Delacroix. He began to earn his living with portraiture in the 1870s; an important work of this period was Madame Charpentier and her Children (1876; Metropolitan Mus.). Renoir traveled in Algeria and in Italy (1881-82), returning to Paris where a successful exhibition (1883) established him financially. After a brief period, often termed harsh or tight, in which his forms were closely defined in outlines. From 1903, Renoir fought the encroaching paralysis of arthritis at the same time that his work attained its greatest sensual power and monumentality. Despite illness and personal tragedy he began to produce major works of sculpture (e.g., Victorious Venus, Renoir Mus., Cagnes-sur-Mer). Renoir's work is represented in most of the important galleries in the world. The Art Institute of Chicago; the Barnes Collection, Merion, Pa.; Clark Institute, Williamstown, Mass.; and the Louvre have large collections. His son, the film director Jean Renoir, wrote a biography about his father in 1962.