Pierre-Auguste Renoir
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Pierre-Auguste Renoir (Character)
from Renoir (2012)

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Renoir (2012)
Pierre-Auguste Renoir: I need living, breathing material. What interests me, is skin... the velvety texture of a young girl's skin.

Pierre-Auguste Renoir: You're rather modest for an actress.
Andrée Heuschling: Actress doesn't mean whore.

Pierre-Auguste Renoir: It's us... old people, the infirm who they should send to the front, in the mud and trenches.

Pierre-Auguste Renoir: You want to make yourself useful? Go put a necklace on her. Take the emerald one.
Jean Renoir: [approaches a posing Andree] The boss wants you to wear this.
Andrée Heuschling: No introduction first?
Jean Renoir: Forgive me.
Andrée Heuschling: You're Jean? I saw a painting of you.
Jean Renoir: I saw a painting of you, too.
Andrée Heuschling: He always makes me too fat.
Jean Renoir: He makes me look like a girl.

Jean Renoir: If you told me what you wanted...
Pierre-Auguste Renoir: You can't explain a painting, you have to feel it. Go see Titian's courtesans at the Louvre. If those don't make you want to caress them, then you've understood nothing at all.
[Jean leaves]
Pierre-Auguste Renoir: Where are you going?
Jean Renoir: To the Louvre!

Andrée Heuschling: I paint like a child.
Pierre-Auguste Renoir: That's a good thing. My whole life, I tried to paint like a child.

Pierre-Auguste Renoir: Titian would have worshiped her. I'd give my right arm for her tits.

Jean Renoir: [his father has suffered the torments of arthritis in his hands] Papa. You can't take any more.
Pierre-Auguste Renoir: The pain passes, Jean. But beauty remains.

Pierre-Auguste Renoir: She won't come anymore, will she? Were you a gentleman with her?
Jean Renoir: Did I need your permission?
Pierre-Auguste Renoir: All women, whether they be a whore or a queen, deserve the same respect.

Pierre-Auguste Renoir: [Jean has re-enlisted in WWI] Go get yourself pumped full of lead, imbecile! Or if you prefer, go kill some good German fellow who smokes a pipe. If you think it'll change something.
[long pause]
Pierre-Auguste Renoir: You, too... you can't live without her either.

Pierre-Auguste Renoir: You can't explain a painting, you have to feel it.