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On Friday 18th May we'll be at Brasserie Blanc painting Pierre-Auguste Renoir's famous Boating on the Seine. The only way I think this Impressionist masterpiece could be improved is with dogs. Lots of dogs. So enjoy this list of our favourite water-loving canines! Tenuous link to Renoir's original? Maybe, but as if that will stop you [...]
What is Impressionism?
That’s a good question. Lets try and answer it! In 1874, an exhibition was mounted by a group of artists whose work had been rejected by the Paris Salon. (The Salon had been considered the only serious place to show pictures at the time.) The exhibition included work by Monet, Auguste Renoir, Edgar Degas and Paul Cezanne artist who are […]
Artist of the Week: Pierre-Auguste Renoir
PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is the French painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Renoir was a key figure in the Impressionist movement. The Impressionists were characterised by their use of thick brushstrokes, saturated colours and vibrant depiction of light. This group of artists wanted to convey the atmosphere of their subject matter rather than merely copying [...]
Paint Renoir at Brasserie Blanc, Southbank!
PopUp Painting was pleased to return to the Southbank, London for an evening painting Renoir at Brasserie Blanc! The painting for the evening was Renoir’s ‘The Skiff’, and our lead artist for the evening was Barbora Brezakova. You can see the rest of the evening’s photos at our Facebook page.