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Pierre-Auguste Renoir, In the Garden, 1885, 170.5 cm × 112.5 cm, Oil on canvas. The look of the young man shows his intentions: he is asking for this young woman's hand and heart. Her response reflects her thoughts of the future. An unusual detail for Renoir here is the cross-worn by the young woman; it is placed in the center of the composition, creating the focused meaning.

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, The Umbrellas, 1881-86, Oil on canvas, 180.3 cm x 114.9 cm, The National Gallery, London. This painting of a busy Paris street in the rain shows Renoir at two different stages in his career, revealing his change between two painting styles. The composition does not focus on the center of the painting, proving Renoir enjoyed experimenting with an unusual type of composition.