The painter depicting happiness Renoir

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Pierre Auguste Renoir was born in Limoges, a small city in the middle of France. In 1870s, Renoir made the acquaintance of Monet. They often went out together to sketch from nature and explore their depiction of lights and colors. He was fascinated about the light effects with fresh, sweet and soft colors. Having suffered from Renoir's rheumatism and failed to hold a brush, Renoir still adhered to draw his paintings with the brush tied on his hand and enjoyed the reputation "the painter depicting happiness".
In the middle of 1870s, Renoir had developed his unique personal style, always arranging figures with sunlights around them in the outdoor woods and making his figures the medium to demonstrate the instant magic light effects. Vivid details were melted into the flowery dreamland, so that his paintings assumed some abstract tastes. The random light spots broke down the shape of the figures, produced the dynamic dance, and showed the musical happiness.
In 1876, Renoir demonstrated the grand spectacle with this method in another painting The Ball at the Moulin de la Galette. The random sunspots through the trees scattered upto people's body, face, tables and grassland, which really effectuated impressionist slogan "light is the master of paintings".

Simlar with Renoir's other works, this painting also showed a carefree, gay life. However, at that time, he led a dog's life, so he had to invite his relatives and friends as models of the main characters in this painting. The diagonal line sketching method makes seemingly complicated paintings in good order and highly organized. It is the two ladies facing the armchair in the middle of the painting and the pair of dancing partners in the left dominated the atmosphere of the whole picture. Light spots scattered the whole body of that man with his back towards the foreground, extended to the whole painting and responsed well with the above chandelier, which reinforced the dreamy atmosphere. The random lights filled the whole picture and melted figures and environments into a whole. These were just the key interests of Renoir, who was fascinated about the special charm of such round spots. The flickering lights were casted onto the faint figures and environments, so that all were endowed with the colored shapes and danced to the painter's graceful brushwork. This fully demonstrated Renoir's great ability in grasping the relationships between figures and lights. The rigorous form and harmonious colors made his paintings reach their perfect levels.

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