Bust of a Young Woman with Flowered Ear (1898) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Bust of a Young Woman with Flowered Ear - Pierre-Auguste Renoir - 1898

Artwork Information

TitleBust of a Young Woman with Flowered Ear
ArtistPierre-Auguste Renoir
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Bust of a Young Woman with Flowered Ear

The artwork “Bust of a Young Woman with Flowered Ear” is an oil on canvas portrait created by the esteemed artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir in the year 1898. Influenced by the Impressionist movement, Renoir’s painting is presently housed within a private collection. The genre of this piece is portraiture, a domain in which Renoir demonstrated remarkable skill and sensitivity.

The artwork exudes the quintessential characteristics of Impressionist painting, with its loose brushwork and vibrant play of light. The portrait depicts a young woman in profile, her face turned slightly away from the viewer. Her skin is rendered with soft, warm tones that capture the subtlety of human flesh. She bears an expression of serene contemplation, which is enhanced by the diffused, gentle light that Renoir was known to employ. The woman’s dark hair is pulled back, revealing delicate features and an earring decorated with a floral motif, from which the artwork takes its name. The background is a harmonious blend of green hues, which complement the subject without detracting from her quiet presence. In this portrait, Renoir’s artistry is evident in the balance between detail and the expressive, almost tactile quality of his brushwork.

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