Bust of a Young Woman in a Red Blouse (1915) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Bust of a Young Woman in a Red Blouse - Pierre-Auguste Renoir - 1915

Artwork Information

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

About Bust of a Young Woman in a Red Blouse

The artwork “Bust of a Young Woman in a Red Blouse” is an oil on canvas painting created by Pierre-Auguste Renoir in 1915. As a portrait, it exemplifies the Impressionist movement, characterized by its use of light and vivid color to capture the essence of the subject. This piece is part of a private collection, hence it is not on public display.

In the artwork, the subject, a young woman, is depicted with a gentle, contemplative expression. Renoir’s use of thick, visible brushstrokes gives vitality and movement to the portrait, a signature technique of the Impressionist style. The dominant red hues of the blouse draw the viewer’s attention, while the subtle flesh tones of her skin convey a soft and delicate texture. The woman wears a hat adorned with floral embellishments, adding to the composition’s richness. Renoir’s interplay of colors and deft execution of the woman’s features show his ability to capture the subtleties of human expression and the beauty of the everyday.

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