I absolutely adore Renoir's painting style and figure representation - especially female nudes - but I just can't get over the weird faces! They seem so creepy and laterally stretched, like baby doll faces... if they melted and got squished on top. Thoughts?
I know! I love renoir too but some of them are a little creepy. I try to find the paintings by him where the women don’t look as odd. He might have been experimenting with different techniques because the impressionists didn’t like the aesthetics of the french school that perfected women’s beauty. He also could have been stretching the boundaries to see what he could get away with. It also could be that during his later years he had crippling arthritis and maybe that was easier for him to paint that way, I’m just guessing though. But I definitely agree, there are some beautiful paintings and then some really weird looking ones.