Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Ambroise Vollard on Renoir

“I have been a model a number of times. Renoir, in particular, painted several portraits of me, including one as a matador. A that time, Renoir was seventy-five. Crippled with rhumatism, he carried on working with the enthousiasm of youth. I can still see him, going painting plein-air, carried in an armchair by the tall Louise and Baptistin, the gardener. Brushes had to be tied-up between his fingers.”

Ambroise Vollard in “Recollections of a Picture Dealer”

Ambroise Vollard Portrait, oil on canvas, 102x83 cm,1917r, in private collection.
Source: Wikimedia

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