Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French pronunciation: / pjɛʁ oɡyst ʁənwaʁ /; Limoges, Haute Vienne; February 25, 1841-Cagnes-sur-Mer, Alpes-Maritimes, December 3, 1919) was an Impressionist French painter, The second part of her career was interested in the painting of female bodies in landscapes, often inspired by Renaissance and Baroque paintings. Renoir offers a more sensual interpretation of Impressionism, more inclined to ornamental and beauty. It does not usually affect the harshest of modern life, as Manet or Van Gogh sometimes did. He always kept a foothold in tradition; was put in relation with the painters of century XVIII that showed the gallant society of the Rococo, like Watteau. In his creations shows the joy of living, even when the protagonists are workers. They are always characters who have fun, in a pleasant nature. He can be related to it with Henri Matisse, in spite of its different styles. He dealt with themes of flowers, sweet scenes of children and women and especially the female nude, reminiscent of Rubens by the thick forms. As for his style and technique, Corot had a strong influence on him. Renoir has a vibrant and luminous palette that makes him a very special impressionist. The stage, The swing, Dance in the Moulin de la Galette, Lunch of rowers and The great bathers are his most representative works.