Cup and Fruit (c.1910) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Cup and Fruit - Pierre-Auguste Renoir - c.1910

Artwork Information

TitleCup and Fruit
ArtistPierre-Auguste Renoir
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Cup and Fruit

The artwork “Cup and Fruit” by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, dated circa 1910, exemplifies the Impressionist movement and belongs to the still life genre. Currently held in a private collection, this piece reflects the artist’s inclination towards capturing the transient effects of light and color.

In this painting, the subject matter is conveyed with vibrant strokes that suggest the ephemeral quality of light rather than delineating precise forms. The composition centers around a cup, whose blue tone resonates with coolness amidst the surrounding warmth. It sits on what appears to be a saucer, sharing the stage with an array of fruit. The background is alive with a tapestry of colors in red, yellow, and green, embodying a typical Impressionist disregard for detail and instead focusing on the interplay of color and light. The loose, fluid brushwork delivers a sense of immediacy, beckoning the viewer to experience the sensory delights of the painted scene.

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