Bust of a Girl (1900) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Bust of a Girl - Pierre-Auguste Renoir - 1900

Artwork Information

TitleBust of a Girl
ArtistPierre-Auguste Renoir
Dimensions22 x 23 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Bust of a Girl

The artwork entitled “Bust of a Girl,” created by the renowned artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir in 1900, epitomizes the Impressionist movement with its mastery of light and texture. Completed with oil on canvas, this portrait measures a modest 22 by 23 centimeters and is currently housed within a private collection. Renoir’s distinct brushstrokes and vibrant color palette, true to the era and style, can be observed in this exquisite piece.

In the artwork, one can observe a young girl portrayed at a close angle, almost as if captured in a candid moment. The brushwork is loose and fluid, allowing for a dynamic interplay of light and shadow that breathes life into the piece. The girl’s face is rendered with softness, and her gaze seems downward, inducing a sense of introspection or gentle contemplation. The background is an ambiguous blend of verdant and warm tones, providing a harmonious contrast with the subject. Renoir’s mastery in conveying the delicate textures of the girl’s clothing and the nuanced flesh tones of her skin is evident, inviting the viewer to appreciate the subtleties of human expression and form, a characteristic hallmark of the Impressionist genre.

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