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Baby Animal as Renoir (against a Monet)

MB2018-107 Animal Renoir

Animal admires Bal du moulin de la Galette

Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) was a French artist of the Impressionist style.

Some of his more recognizable paintings include Two Sisters (On the Terrace), The Blue Lady, Girls at the Piano, Dance at Bougival, and Luncheon of the Boating Party.


  • Kermit and Piggy plan to attend a formal unveiling of an art gallery's new acquisition of a Renoir painting in the August 24, 1983 The Muppets comic strip.
  • Baby Animal plays Pierre-Animal Renoir in the Muppet Babies episode "The Muppet Museum of Art", but his backdrop is actually In the Woods at Giverny: Blanche Hoschedé at Her Easel with Suzanne Hoschedé Reading by Claude Monet. Piggy leaves the scene walking in front of Renoir's Grape Pickers at Lunch.
  • An animated Sesame Street segment, features two children admiring the Renoir piece Boating on the Seine.
  • Animal again shows appreciation for Renoir in the 2018 Muppet Babies episode "You Ought to Be in Pictures". When Miss Nanny takes the babies to the museum, Animal gets excited about Renoir and Nanny replies that she knows he's his favorite artist. Later, Animal can be seen admiring his 1876 painting Bal du moulin de la Galette.
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