Jeanne Samary in a Low-Necked Dress, 1877
Oil on canvas, 22.05 x 18.11 inches [56 x 46 cm]
Pushkin Museum, Moscow
Pierre-Auguste Renoir, a master painter of the French impressionist school, deftly mixed colors to paint women's pale skin in a method that closely resembles contemporary makeup techniques, cosmetic firm officials have found. Renoir applied proper makeup on the women (in his paintings) in a way that is close to contemporary makeup methods.