Bust of a Woman in a Red Blouse (c.1905) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Bust of a Woman in a Red Blouse - Pierre-Auguste Renoir - c.1905

Artwork Information

TitleBust of a Woman in a Red Blouse
ArtistPierre-Auguste Renoir
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Bust of a Woman in a Red Blouse

The artwork entitled “Bust of a Woman in a Red Blouse” is a creation of the esteemed artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir, dated circa 1905. Rendered in oil on canvas, this piece is an exemplar of the Impressionist movement, capturing the essence of its genre, which is portraiture. Currently, this artwork resides within the confines of a private collection, making it a treasure held away from the public eye.

The painting depicts the upper torso of a woman adorned in a red blouse that softly drapes over her shoulders. The background is rendered in warm, muted tones that complement the subject’s attire. Renoir’s brushwork is loose and fluid, a hallmark of the Impressionist style, which sought to portray the effects of light and color over the sharp delineation of forms. The woman’s countenance is gentle, with soft features illuminated by a light that appears to envelop her. Her gaze is turned slightly away from the viewer, adding a sense of introspection and quietude to the overall composition. The blush of her cheeks and the rouge of her lips are in harmony with the red tones of her blouse, creating a cohesive palette that exudes warmth and vitality. Renoir’s mastery of capturing the human spirit and the subtleties of flesh under diffused light is evident in this sensitive portrayal, marking it as a fine example of Impressionist portraiture.

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