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


Section copy/pasted here from the deleted article version 15:26, February 9, 2009

  • 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.


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)