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ERIC Number: EJ779340
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6463
Pierre-Auguste Renoir: "Woman with Parrot" (La Femme a la Perruche)
Fisher, Stacy
SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, v107 n4 p29-32 Dec 2007
In this article, the author profiles Pierre-Auguste Renoir and describes Renoir's work of art, "Woman with Parrot". Renoir gained a reputation among peers for taking exceptional pleasure in painting, and his style was said to celebrate beauty and sensuality. He is recognized for showing significant empathy for the sitters in his portraits, and for capturing the spirit of group scenes one might see while people-watching in a cafe or park. According to his son, he was like a human sponge, absorbing everything that had to do with life. In "Woman with Parrot", the woman wears a black dress with accents of red ribbons. She seems to be alone in a room, except for the parrot perched on her finger. The woman's free hand appears in motion as if she is feeding or petting the bird. As with many portraits, this painting asks the viewer to empathize with its subject. (Contains 4 resources.) [This article was produced by Davis Publications, Worcester, MA.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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