Renoir

Renoir was the greatest painter of women since, Rafael & he painted no woman as often as the great love of his life Madame Aline Charigot.

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This seated bather from 1884 is my very personal favorite from the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge. Isn’t she just absolutely lovely and charming ?

Today, they would call her BiG, but back then being plump (fat) was fashionable, a sign of good health. The ravishing details of the brushstrokes so lovingly applied on canvas.

https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/beta/asset/seated-bather/nQH74zeihqxi_w?hl=en

No wonder why she is again and again his model for all his masterpieces

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyhOQxWOhlM

Set to the Ständchen (“Serenade”; the singer exhorts his lover to make him happy) from the Schwanengesang (“Swan song”) cycle, D.957, the title of a collection of songs written by Franz Schubert at the end of his life and published posthumously.

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