Nude in Sunlight by Renoir

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Mark Cartwright
by Musée d'Orsay
published on 10 May 2022
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An 1875 oil on canvas, Nude in Sunlight (aka Study: Torso Effect of Sunlight), by Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) the French impressionist painter. This work was shown in the 1876 Second Impressionist Exhibition in Paris and was savaged by the critics. One critic described the green and purple effects of light on the girl's skin as resembling a putrified corpse. (Musée d'Orsay, Paris)

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d'Orsay, M. (2022, May 10). Nude in Sunlight by Renoir. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/15808/nude-in-sunlight-by-renoir/

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d'Orsay, Musée. "Nude in Sunlight by Renoir." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 10, 2022. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/15808/nude-in-sunlight-by-renoir/.

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d'Orsay, Musée. "Nude in Sunlight by Renoir." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 10 May 2022. Web. 17 Jul 2024.

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