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Pierre-Auguste Renoir in The Impressionists: Renoir

The Impressionists: Renoir

1999 NR

Noted for his use of sizzling reds, orange and gold to depict nudes in the sunlight, artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir is considered one of the best of the Impressionists. His celebrated 1876 painting Le Bal au Moulin de la Galette created controversy in the art establishment because of his unorthodox technique. This engrossing documentary examines the great French painter's life and legacy, and includes a visit to his home in Cagnes-sur-Mer.