Arts Everyday Living: Impressionist Renoir and Expressionist Macke—Roses and Geraniums

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Flowers, 1879, oil on canvas, Private Collection

 

French Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) often created paintings of vases overflowing with unforgettable roses and other flowers as seen above.  However, while below German Expressionist August Macke (1887-1914) focuses on just two  geraniums defined with striking red colors.

 

August Macke, Geraniums with Curtain, c. 1909, oil on canvas, Private Collection

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