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George Washington, 1779-1781
Oil on canvas
95 x 61 3/4 in. (241.3 x 156.8 cm)

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Today we will look at a portrait by an impressionist artist, Pier Auguste Renoir. Click Here!

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February is the month that we celebrate Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) who was born in Limoges, France. Renoir was a prolific painter, creating several thousand paintings during his lifetime. He is considered a leading painter influencing the Impressionism movement as it evolved.

What is Impressionism?

Impressionist art is a style in which the artist captures the image of an object as someone would see it if they just caught a glimpse of it. They paint the pictures with a lot of color and most of their pictures are outdoor scenes. Their pictures are very bright and vibrant. The artists like to capture their images without detail but with bold colors. to quickly capture these instances of modern life were called “Impressionists&...

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1. Who do you think this man is?

Answer: Most kids will figure out that it’s George Washington, the first president of the United States.

2. Do you think that Washington is wearing his presidential outfit?

Answer: No, Washington is wearing his war officer outfit. Peale and Washington fought in the Revolutionary War together. Peale brought his art supplies to the battlefield and was able to paintminiatures of war officers including Washington. Peale became the first painter in the American Revolution.

3. Why did we have the American Revolution?

Answer: Americans fought against England in order to free the American colonies from their government. The Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania had commissioned Peal to paint a full-le...

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Charles Peale, Self-Portrait, 1795

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