I really dont like the taste of them, but I like the way Renoir has painted Onions (below)! This softly painted style is classic Renoir.
Onions (1881) (Oil on Canvas), Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841 - 1919)
I like the way Rousseau draws the viewers eye first to the lightest area of the sky, then to the farm below and the path leading up to it. The style he painted Farm in the Landes (below) reminds me a little of Constable. Rousseau was a leading member of the Barbizon School and a major influence on the Impressionists.
Farm in the Landes (1844-67) (Oil on Canvas), Theodore Rousseau (1812 - 67)
In Gooseherd (below) by Troyon the viewers eye is immediately drawn to the light playing on the feathers of the softly painted geese.
Gooseherd (1850-55) (Oil on Panel), Constant Troyon (1810 - 65)
Saint-Charles, Eragny (1891) (Oil on Canvas), Camille Pissarro (1830 - 1903)
Frigates (below) was painted magnificently by Jongkind. I especially like the detail on the ships in the centre of the canvas.
Frigates (1852-53) (Oil on Canvas), Johan Barthold Jongkind (1819 - 91)
Beautiful choice of colours from Renoir again...
Venice, the Doge's Palace (1881) (Oil on Canvas), Pierre Auguste Renoir
The beautifully painted Crossing the Street (below) by Boldini is another example of an artist drawing the viewers eye to where he wants it to go, in this case the immaculately executed face of the central character.
Crossing the Street (1873-75) (Oil on Panel), Giovanni Boldini (1842 - 1931)
In Renoir's A Box at the Theatre (At the Concert) (below) I like the way the contrast between the dark haired lady's eyes first holding the viewers gaze and the girl in profile then drawing the eyes down to the bouquet of flowers in her lap. According to the wall text for this painting there was a man in the top right hand corner that Renoir painted out with the curtain.
A Box at the Theatre (At the Concert) (1880) (Oil on Canvas), Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Chrysanthemums (1874-76) (Oil on Canvas), James Tissot (1836 - 1902)
Women with a Dog (1891) (Oil on Canvas), Pierre Bonnard (1867 - 1947)
A Duchess (The Blue Dress) (1866) (Oil on Panel), Alfred Stevens (1823 - 1906)
Self-portrait (1857-58) (Oil on Paper, mounted on Canvas), Edgar Degas (1834 - 1917)