Renoir: Father and Son / Painting and Cinema: Painting and Cinema

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Beloved Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir left a vibrant legacy that influenced the life and films of his son, the acclaimed director Jean Renoir.

The Impressionist paintings of Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841‒1919) are characterized by portraits and lively episodes from daily life, portrayed in rich color with masterful framing and vibrant light. These joyful scenes, often set outdoors, accompanied and influenced the life and work of his son, filmmaker Jean Renoir (1894‒1979), who Orson Welles described as "the greatest of all directors."