Aline Charigot with a Dog (1880) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Aline Charigot with a Dog - Pierre-Auguste Renoir - 1880

Artwork Information

TitleAline Charigot with a Dog
ArtistPierre-Auguste Renoir
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Aline Charigot with a Dog

The artwork titled “Aline Charigot with a Dog” was created by Pierre-Auguste Renoir in 1880. This oil on canvas portrait is a representation of the Impressionist art movement and currently resides in a private collection. Reflecting the characteristic style of Impressionism, the artwork captures a momentary glimpse of a female figure in a natural setting, illustrating the play of light and color which this movement is renowned for.

In the artwork, Aline Charigot, who is often associated with Renoir and featured in several of his works, is depicted seated in what seems to be an outdoor setting. She is adorned with a hat, elegantly festooned with what appears to be a floral decoration, casting subtle shadows on her face. The sunlight filters through the foliage, creating a dappled effect on her dress and the surrounding vegetation. A small dog, rendered with loose brushstrokes, is seen sitting by her side, contributing to the relaxed and intimate atmosphere of the portrait. The brushwork is quick and vibrant, with the juxtaposition of colors creating a lively texture that is emblematic of Renoir’s work. The indistinct backdrop, executed in a flurry of greens and earthy tones, suggests a lush garden or countryside, typical of the Impressionist preference for natural light and outdoor scenes.

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