A blonde beauty holding a book by Adolphe Piot

A blonde beauty holding a book - Adolphe Piot -

Artwork Information

TitleA blonde beauty holding a book
ArtistAdolphe Piot
Dimensions45.7 x 38.8 cm
Art MovementAcademicism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About A blonde beauty holding a book

The artwork entitled “A blonde beauty holding a book” is an oil on canvas portrait by Adolphe Piot, an artist aligned with the Academic art movement. Measuring 45.7 by 38.8 centimeters, this piece is characterized by its refined, realistic representation, typical of the academic style. Currently, the painting resides in a private collection, indicating that it is not on public display.

In this intimate portrayal, the artwork features a young blonde woman, whose soft curls frame her delicately featured face. Her complexion is rendered with a warm, luminous quality that highlights her gentle expression and the slight, contented smile playing on her lips. The woman’s eyes appear slightly downcast, directing her gaze towards the pages of a yellow-toned book she delicately holds. The intricate details of the book’s cover suggest that it is a precious item, perhaps a reflection of the woman’s personal taste or intellectual pursuits. The ethereal nature of her wispy, translucent garment enhances the overall sense of grace and elegance, emphasizing the artist’s skill in capturing the finer details of texture and light. The gentle diffusion of light and shadow highlights the contours of her face and attire, showcasing Piot’s adeptness with the brush and his ability to evoke both visual and emotional depth in his academic compositions.

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