Techniques and Materials in 19th Century Painting

They are Ford Madox Brown’s Work, 1853 and Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s Bal au Moulin de la Galette, 1876.  Remember that in the visual arts, texture means two related things.  Texture is often the illusion of realistic, believable and accurate surfaces of forms and objects.  Sometimes it refers to how the artist used his materials and the goals and effects he was attempting.  This is the texture of the artist’s medium and reflects his individual style and what period / region style or movement he is part of.  How were the media used by Brown and Renoir similar and different?  How were their techniques of using them similar or different?  What effects of color, light / shadow, textures of the things depicted, ways of depicting their subjects and personal expression were achieved by using these different techniques and materials?1st painting : Ford Madox Brown, Work, 1853-1865, oil on canvas, 54″ x 79″2nd painting : Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Bal a la Moulin de la Galette, 1876, oil on canvas, 52″ x 69″