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Pierre Auguste Renoir painted a portrait of the three captivating children in 1888, entitled The Daughters Of Catulle Mendes and was exhibited the same year. The painter had earned much praise for his earlier artwork shown in 1879 at the Paris Salon, which held a similar theme, entitled Madame Georges Charpentier and her Children, Georgette and Paul. Renoir also counted on the visibility of the girl’s parents to bring more attention to his painting, as Augusta Holmes – the mother – was an honorable pianist, and his friend Catulle Mendes was a poet associated with Symbolism. Unfortunately, the public wasn’t as enthusiastic with Daughters Of Catulle Mendes as they were by the portrayal of Madame Georges Charpentier and her Children.
The painter headed towards a new direction in his production by the 1880s, as he turned his back on the Impressionist movement, believing it was not going to fulfill his artistic needs. In 1883, Renoir took a trip to Alegria where he sought models and themes to portray. While observing the difference in skin tones, he convinced himself that Impressionism would never be able to depict these infinite hues. Renoir also travels around Europe to study Classic painters of the past.
In his trip to Italy, the painter was able to experience the frescos painted by Raphael, which impressed him significantly. The modern artist extensively studied the Renaissance art and the techniques used by the artists. Renoir began working with a structured underdrawing, well-thought-out compositions, and defined figures. He no longer felt the need to use expressive brushstrokes and create palettes of vibrant and complementary colors, as the Impressionists did, but give a realistic feel to his paintings. Even though Renoir headed towards a more traditional technique, he never lost his unique modern style.
In Daughters Of Catulle Mendes, Renoir portrays three well-dressed girls by a piano. The one on the left holds a violin. The girl in the middle looks to be the oldest and is playing the piano. Her dress is white with blue polka-dots, and her orange hair is in a single braid, with a blue bow. Both of them look directly at the viewer, with a bland expression. The third girl, on the right of the canvas, is leaning on the piano and seems to be enjoying the music being played by her sisters, as she faces them.
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