Renoir: Bouquet of Roses, 1880

Pierre-Auguste Renoir was a leading painter in the impressionist movement. As a teenager he worked in a porcelain factory, where he refined his characteristic delicate and feathery brushstrokes.

Renoir: Bouquet of Roses, 1880.
Renoir: Bouquet of Roses, 1880.

What will we learn in this painting?

  • filbert brush
  • hard and soft edges
  • liner brush

Renoir: Bouquet of Roses, 1880 - student painting.
Student paintings

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A wholistic vision

The Inglis Art Method is a holistic vision of the arts.

A beautiful arabesque performed by my uncle.
A beautiful arabesque performed by my uncle and colleague.

The arabesque from Van Gogh's 'Starry Night'.
The arabesque from Van Gogh's 'Starry Night'

Art - Music - Literature and Movement are the four pillars of Western Art and in each session I show you a little about the connections, as we paint our masterwork.

The arts in western culture

What do they have in common? Let's delve into them a little:

The 6 ways artists see art
The 6 ways artists see art

Art Music Literature Movement
Surface Y Y Y Y
Craft Y Y Y Y
Structure Y Y Y Y
Idiom Y Y Y  
Form Y Y Y Y
Ideas Y Y Y Y

Peter Inglis performing surreal guitar at the Art gallery of NSW
Here I am some years back performing at the Art Gallery of N.S.W.;s Surrealist exhibition. Yes, that is a knife in my hat!

And there are many other elements they have in common:

Art Music Literature Movement
History Y Y Y  
Ideas Y Y Y Y
Philosophy Y Y Y Y
Technique Y Y   Y
Texture Y Y Y  
Form Y Y Y Y
Line Y Y   Y
Colour Y Y Y  
Rhythm Y Y   Y
Line Y Y   Y
Articulation Y Y   Y

Painting gives us the opportunity to gain a quick entree into the complex and grand world of western culture!

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