A young girl with a basket of flowers by Adolphe Piot

A young girl with a basket of flowers - Adolphe Piot -

Artwork Information

TitleA young girl with a basket of flowers
ArtistAdolphe Piot
Dimensions66 x 50.8 cm
Art MovementAcademicism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About A young girl with a basket of flowers

The artwork “A young girl with a basket of flowers” is an oil on canvas painting by Adolphe Piot, created within the Academic art movement. The portrait, measuring 66 cm by 50.8 cm, depicts a young female figure and belongs to a private collection. Rendered with a palpable sensitivity for detail, the artwork epitomizes the refined aesthetics and technical precision that characterize Academicism.

Within this portrait, the young girl, portrayed in profile, gazes upward with a dreamy, contemplative expression. Her features are rendered with softness and a subtle warm light, suggesting an inner gentleness and tranquility. She holds a basket brimming with an abundance of flowers, which she cradles delicately in her arms. The flowers, likely a symbol of innocence and purity, add a romantic and delicate aspect to the composition.

The use of color and light is notably evocative, where the gentle, pale hues of her dress and the blossoms contrast with the rich, darker tones in the background. The brushwork is meticulous, conveying both the soft texture of the girl’s hair and the intricate details of the flowers. The artwork is an exquisite representation of youth and beauty, an idyllic snapshot of serene elegance that is characteristic of Academic portraits of the era.

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