Talk:Pierre-Auguste Renoir

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I am an art student,in college seaching for the answer to this quote."Painting...should be something pleasent,cheerful and_____ yes____!"Pierre Aguste Renoir

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  • A picture should be pleasing, cheerful and yes, pretty. There are plenty of dull things in life without creating any more.
  • Why shouldn't art be pretty? There are enough unpleasant things in the world.

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Most quotes have been added back to the article with references. The above two remaining quotes seem to be a variant of:

For me, a picture must be a pleasant thing, joyous and pretty — yes, pretty. There are too many unpleasant things in life for us to fabricate still more.
As quoted in: Faber Birren (1965) History of color in painting: with new principles of color expression. p. 284-5

-- Mdd (talk) 21:14, 2 June 2014 (UTC)