OIL PAINTING: La promenade, Mother and Children, 1876- 1878
In the early 1880s Renoir had the feeling of exhaustion and that he had done everything he could do with Impressionist style. He went to Italy and when he came back he changed his style to a more classical one. He now paid attention to details and more elaborate lines. Renoir used only five different colors on his palette. And as a porcelain painter he had learned how to combine complimentary colors. Renoir should later say to a friend that he would not create a painting of these dimensions and such elaborate details a second time. Renoir had spent an enormous amount of time and energy on it.