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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Happy Birthday, Monsieur Renoir!

This past Saturday was the anniversary of the birth of Pierre-Auguste Renoir who was born February 25, 1841 in Limoges, France.

I'm sure you're familiar with his "Luncheon of the Boating Party," and maybe one or two others, but, did you know how great his output really was? More than 1,000 paintings! These can be viewed on the website, Pierre Auguste Renoir: The Complete Works. I can't imagine a nicer way to spend a grey winter's day than to browse through the site, unless it's going down to Boston to see the original Renoir, "Dance At Bougival," at the Museum of Fine Arts. The MFA has more than 50 paintings and other works by Renoir!

To make a reservation to borrow our museum pass, generously donated by the Friends of the Library of Windham, call 432-7154, or click here.

And, until spring arrives, indulge in a imaginary walk through Renoir's Garden by Derek Fell [759.4 FEL].

"Boating Couple," pastel on paper, courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

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