The Impressionists

The Impressionists


DVD - 2006
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Arguably the greatest of all the Impressionist artists, Pierre August Renoir's brilliant Le Moulin de la Gallette created immense controversy in its day. Famous for his use of hot reds, orange and gold to portray nudes in sunlight, Renoir's later life was blighted by arthritis, which crippled his hands. This fascinating story of the man and his work includes a visit to the artist's home Cagnes-sur-Mer on the island of La Grenouillere, and unique footage of an Impressionist festival.
Publisher: West Long Branch, NJ : Kultur, [2006]
ISBN: 9780769780689
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 50 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Kultur International Films
Alternative Title: Renoir


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Dec 08, 2015

There must be something wrong with the electronic cataloging of this item (a DVD about Renoir) since it seems meshed with, at least in the comment feature with others in the same series.
The commentary by the art historians is often barely audible.
This film is bit worse than some of the others in the series: there is little description of the age, of his techniques or his style. Its poorly structured, though it does retain a loose basis in chronological order. His greater respect for tradition in comparison with the other impressionists, and the use of line is emphasized in the narration, but is left unexplained just why he respected it.

Sep 19, 2012

A compassionate overview of this much-loved artist, this expert survey subtlely traces his artistic developments and personal outlooks.


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