A young beauty holding a red rose by Adolphe Piot

A young beauty holding a red rose - Adolphe Piot -

Artwork Information

TitleA young beauty holding a red rose
ArtistAdolphe Piot
Dimensions55.9 x 46.4 cm
Art MovementAcademicism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About A young beauty holding a red rose

The artwork titled “A young beauty holding a red rose” is an exquisite oil on canvas created by Adolphe Piot, a painter who embraced the values of Academicism. Measuring 55.9 x 46.4 cm, this portrait genre painting currently resides in a private collection. It exemplifies the technical proficiency and aesthetic ideals characteristic of the academic art movement, which prized beauty, technical skill, and often idealized subject matter.

In the artwork, the viewer is presented with a tender portrayal of a young woman, whose gaze meets ours over her shoulder with a mixture of innocence and allure. Her soft, fair skin contrasts dramatically with the dark background, drawing the observer’s attention to her delicate features and the subtle interplay of light and shadow. The young beauty’s attire appears classical in style, with draped fabric that suggests a timeless elegance. The red rose she holds, often symbolic of love and passion, adds a vibrant touch of color and romanticism to the composition. The finesse with which Piot has captured the textures of her skin, hair, and the fabric of her garment, as well as the lifelike rendering of the rose, demonstrate his mastery of the medium and alignment with academic standards. The artwork is a testament to Piot’s ability to convey an idealized beauty typical of the period, inviting contemplation of both the subject’s inner and outer elegance.

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