Andree in Yellow Turban and Blue Skirt (1917) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Andree in Yellow Turban and Blue Skirt - Pierre-Auguste Renoir - 1917

Artwork Information

TitleAndree in Yellow Turban and Blue Skirt
ArtistPierre-Auguste Renoir
Dimensions49.5 x 40 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Andree in Yellow Turban and Blue Skirt

The artwork “Andree in Yellow Turban and Blue Skirt” by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, created in 1917, is an impressionist oil painting on canvas measuring 49.5 by 40 cm. This portrait is part of a private collection and exemplifies Renoir’s characteristic style and the impressionist movement’s fascination with light, color, and everyday subject matter.

The artwork portrays a sitter adorned in a vibrant yellow turban and a rich blue skirt. The subject’s pose is relaxed and informal, a signature approach of Renoir to capture the essence of his models and a sense of their personality. The brushwork is loose and expressive, with dabs of color creating a lively, textured surface that is a hallmark of impressionism. Light plays a crucial role in the composition, illuminating the sitter’s face, reflecting off her costume, and infusing the scene with warmth. While the sitter’s expression is contemplative, the use of bright, saturated hues conveys an overall feeling of joviality and warmth. The composition’s background is rendered with broad, gestural strokes that suggest a domestic or intimate space, focusing the viewer’s attention on the model herself. Renoir’s mastery in capturing the interplay of light and the vivacity of his subjects shines through this intimate portrayal.

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