Bouquet of Roses (c.1890 – 1900) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Bouquet of Roses - Pierre-Auguste Renoir - c.1890 - 1900

Artwork Information

TitleBouquet of Roses
ArtistPierre-Auguste Renoir
Datec.1890 - 1900
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Bouquet of Roses

The artwork entitled “Bouquet of Roses” was created by the eminent French painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Dated approximately between 1890 and 1900, it illustrates Renoir’s mastery in employing the oil on canvas medium. The artwork is a quintessential representation of the Impressionism movement, of which Renoir was a forerunner, and it falls under the genre of flower painting. Currently, the artwork is held in a private collection, indicating that it is not on public display.

The “Bouquet of Roses” by Renoir invites the viewer into an intimate portrait of nature’s delicate beauty. The composition is awash with a vibrant spectrum of pink and red hues, intertwined with the lush green of the stems and leaves, creating a harmonious balance of color. The artist’s quick, passionate brushstrokes capture the fleeting nature of light and its interplay with the petals’ soft, velvety texture. An impression of depth and volume emerges despite the absence of precise detail— a hallmark of Impressionist art, where sensation prevails over precision. The background, a muted tone, serves to amplify the roses’ vividness as they appear to emerge from the canvas, a testament to Renoir’s artistry in creating lifelike yet ethereal representations of the natural world.

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