Bust of a Young Girl (c.1895) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Bust of a Young Girl - Pierre-Auguste Renoir - c.1895

Artwork Information

TitleBust of a Young Girl
ArtistPierre-Auguste Renoir
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Bust of a Young Girl

The artwork “Bust of a Young Girl” by Pierre-Auguste Renoir dates to circa 1895 and is executed in oil on canvas. Classified within the Impressionist movement, this portrait exemplifies the artist’s focus on capturing the nuances of light and color. As is typical of Renoir’s style, the artwork is notable for its vibrant brushwork and the luminosity that characterizes the period’s innovations in painting. Currently, it resides within a private collection.

The artwork captures the delicate features and youthful innocence of a young girl. Her profile is softly rendered with a gentle play of light and shadow, evoking a sense of fleeting movement characteristic of the Impressionist style. The girl’s hair, dark with warm tones, is brushed back from her face and tied with a light-colored bow. Her clothing, depicted with loose, fluid brushstrokes, hints at the soft fabric and the grace of her presence. The background, abstract and dissolved in places, allows for the subject’s form to emerge with clarity. Renoir’s brushwork remains visible throughout, imbuing the piece with texture and a sense of immediacy.

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