“Art is about emotion; if art needs to be explained it is no longer art.”
Pierre-Auguste Renoir was born on February 25, 1841 as the son of a tailor and seamstress. He was the youngest of six children. The family moved to Paris when he was three years old, living near the Louvre. Renoir would study and copy some of the great works hanging there. Renoir made several thousand paintings and changed his style a few times during his lifetime. Toward the end of his career, he made another shift, using thick brush strokes and bold colors, often reds and oranges.
Students practised blending techniques with acrylic paint as they created their colourful guitars.