Arts Everyday Living: The Return of Spring Through the Eyes of Impressionist Renoir

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THE RETURN OF SPRING

THROUGH THE EYES OF IMPRESSIONIST RENOIR

 

 

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Spring Bouquet, 1866, oil on canvas, Fogg Museum (Harvard Art Museum), Cambridge, MA

Every spring is the only spring, a perpetual astonishment.

Ellis Peters

Early in his decades long career, Impressionist great Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) welcomed in the spring with the vibrant arrangement above. Ellis Peters was the pen name of British mystery author Edith Mary Parameter (1913-1995), whose Brother Cadfael series, set in the Middle Ages, aired on PBS’s Masterpiece Theater.

The above image is used solely for educational purposes and in the U.S. public domain.

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