Two Sisters or On the Terrace - Pierre-Auguste Renoir - Bernard Pictures - Framed Print - 14"H x 11"W
Two Sisters or On the Terrace - Pierre-Auguste Renoir - Framed Print - 14"H x 11"W
Pierre-Auguste Renoir, commonly known as Auguste Renoir, 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, it has been said that "Renoir is the final representative of a tradition which runs directly from Rubens to Watteau."
Two Sisters or On the Terrace has two names. The title Two Sisters was given to the painting by Renoir, and the title On the Terrace by its first owner Paul Durand-Ruel.
Renoir worked on the painting on the terrace of the Maison Fournaise, a restaurant located on an island in the Seine in Chatou.
Jeanne Darlot, (actress) who was 18 years old at the time, was posing as "the elder sister." It is unknown who posed as the "younger sister," but it is stated that the models were not actually related.