Etienne Adolphe Piot’s painting of a young woman holding a red rose is a portrait created in Academicism style. The oil on canvas piece has dimensions of 55.9 x 46.4 cm and was exhibited at Paris Salons from 1850-1909.
The painting depicts a serene-looking young woman, looking back over her shoulder at the viewer, holding a single red rose in her hand. The rose is thought to symbolize love and beauty. Her gaze is directed towards the viewer, creating an intimate connection between the subject and observer. The Academicism style in which it was painted emphasizes classical techniques such as precise lines, realistic detail, and proportionate composition.
This particular painting showcases Piot’s proficiency as an artist using light to create depth in the folds of the woman’s dress and face; this technique adds realism to this striking portrayal of female beauty.