Auguste Renoir’s creative life began with painted porcelain tableware. By the end of his life he had become a world-renowned artist and one of the founders of the Impressionist movement. This small room is decorated in soft and romantic colors, and in spite of its compact size, it is one of the most comfortable in the hotel. Renoir's paintings are notable for their vibrant light and saturated color, most often focusing on people in intimate and candid compositions. The female nude was one of his primary subjects. However, in 1876, a reviewer in Le Figaro wrote "Try to explain to Monsieur Renoir that a woman's torso is not a mass of decomposing flesh with those purplish green stains that denote a state of complete putrefaction in a corpse". Yet in characteristic Impressionist style, Renoir suggested the details of a scene through freely brushed touches of colour, so that his figures softly fuse with one another and their surroundings.
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