Renoir’s “By The Seashore”


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A photo mosaic of Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s “By the Seashore” made from images ‘cut’ from paintings by the group known as the Impressionists. The original was painted in 1883 and depicts his then girlfriend Aline Charigot probably on the Normandy coast.

Pierre-August Renoir was a French artist and a leading painter in the development of the Impressionist style. He is particularly known asa celebrator of beauty and especially feminine sensuality.

Impressionism emerged in France in the 1870s, initially amongst Monet, Renoir, Pissaro, Sisley, Cezanne, Morisot and Degas, and later also Manet and Cassatt. The group were termed the “Impressionists” by the media following an exhibition including Monet’s “Impression, Sunrise”.