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Among the works of Pierre-Auguste Renoir, you can count several dozen still lifes of flowers, depending on the paintings of the French artist there is an opportunity to trace how the French bouquet changed. One of these still lifes depicting flowers was painted in 1900, the painting "Chrysanthemums."
The picture is made in colorful colors and looks very bright. Judging by the paintings of Renoir, chrysanthemums were one of his favorite flowers, and therefore he tried to present them in a particularly attractive way.
Many critics argue that Renoir did not invest deeply in his “floral” creations, as Monet did, but rather was driven by market interest, as still lifes depicting flowers sold well, and the bright colors attracted buyers. The French painter himself admitted at one time that still lifes with flowers are easy to write and sell well, but this does not mean that painting was only a work for him.
Drawing paintings with flowers was rather entertainment, relaxation for Renoir, so he harmoniously combined business with pleasure. But, despite the fact that the paintings were written in a hurry, and the author did not spare the paint, one cannot say about the low quality of the works of the French impressionist. All his canvases, including Chrysanthemums, are impeccable, which only testifies to the genius of the artist. The works that famous artists wrote with great difficulty, experiencing great creative torment in search of insight, Renoir was given without much difficulty.
French talent believed that the picture should not be boring, it should radiate fun, be bright and attractive, this signature style of Renoir can not be overlooked in his works. The painting "Chrysanthemums" is only an extra confirmation of the refined style and bright taste of the impressionist artist.
Painting by Konstantin Fedorovich Yuon End of Winter Midday