Pierre Auguste Renoir painted A Bouquet Of Roses during his visit to Paul Berard – a diplomat as well as a banker – through the summer of 1879. This floral still-life was made as a decorative panel, especially to hang in Berard’s library door. During his visit, he also portrayed many artworks of members of the Berard family, including Alfred Berard and his Dog, as well as Child in a White Dress aka Lucie Berard.
In A Bouquet Of Roses, Renoir painted a floral still-life on an off-white panel in an ornamental fashion. The artist used a soft color palette of pink, white, blue and green pigments for the flowers. As an Impressionist, his brush strokes are loose and expressive, but this marks the beginning of a shift in the artist’s style and technique, and by the 1880s, Renoir moves away from the Impressionist movement in which he was one of the founders. He began studying the artworks of Renaissance painters and increased his knowledge of Classical painting techniques.
Renoir then traveled to Italy, where he was able to see Raphael’s frescos in which profoundly inspired him. The painter as impressed by the way the Classic masters represented and structured form, as well as composition. This period was known as Renoir’s “harsh period,” or “Ingres period,” as he was now concerned about technique, and strived to capture the velvet touch of painted skin and fabric, like Ingres himself. After the artist’s trip to Algeria, he convinced himself of how the Impressionism movement was obsolete, for it would never be able to capture the variety of skin tones he noticed during his trip. Renoir chose to substitute his attention to vivid and expressive brush strokes and emphasized volume, form, size, and contour instead.
During his visit to the Berard family, the artist was starting to abandon some of the Impressionistic traits. But, as we can see by the vivid color palette of A Bouquet Of Roses, along with the expressive strokes of thick paint, Renoir was still working with profound Impressionist influence – the viewer can see this artwork as part of a transition phase between two periods. Renoir was always faithful to his unique style and essence as an artist – even when he took different paths in art – and, at the same time, was very flexible to please his patrons, which helped propel his success.
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