Pierre-Auguste Renoir

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To my mind, a picture should be something pleasant, cheerful, and pretty, yes pretty! There are too many unpleasant things in life as it is without creating still more of them.

Pierre-Auguste Renoir (25 February 18413 December 1919) was a French artist who was a leading painter in the development of the Impressionist style.

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  • There is something in painting which cannot be explained, and that something is the essential. You come to Nature with your theories, and she knocks them all flat.
    • As quoted in Masterpieces of painting from the National Gallery of Art (1944), p. 168
  • To my mind, a picture should be something pleasant, cheerful, and pretty, yes pretty! There are too many unpleasant things in life as it is without creating still more of them.
    • As quoted in Luncheon of the Boating Party‎ (2007) by Susan Vreeland

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