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Pierre-Auguste Renoir (Feb.25, 1841 - Dec. 3, 1919) was a French artist who was a leading painter in the development of the Impressionist style. As a celebrator of beauty, and especially feminine sensuality. Renoir was born in Limoges, Haute-Vienne, France, the child of a working class family. As a boy, he worked in a porcelain factory where his drawing talents led to him to paint designs on fine china. He also painted hangings for overseas missionaries and decorations on fans before he…

Pierre Auguste Renoir 1841 - 1919 was a French artist who was a leading painter in the development of the Impressionist style.

St George and the Dragon

St George's Day: You can't breathe life into fossils

The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.

Feast Day: February 18 Beatified: October 3, 1982 Growing up in a small town in Italy, Guido di Pietro was interested in two things. He wanted to follow Christ’s example in all things and he wanted...

Self portrait of Fra Angelico (born Guido di Pietro; February who was an Early Italian Renaissance painter

Konrad Witz - Saint Christopher -  1435 - religious Gothic art of the 16th century

Christopher Artist: Witz Konrad Museum: Kunstmuseum (Basel) Epoch: Late Gothic Country: Germany and Switzerland

LONGHI, Barbara (b. 1552, Ravenna, d. ca. 1638, Ravenna) Click! St Catherine of Alexandria 1589 Oil on canvas, 41 x 34 cm Museo d'Arte della Città, Ravenna St Catherine of Alexandria was one of the favourite subjects of Barbara Longhi. It was suggested that this early painting by the artist is a self-portrait. The figure was drawn from a painting of the artist's father, Luca Longhi.

Self Portrait ~ Barbara Longhi to Italian female artist contemporary of Correggio and Vasari.

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