Dame en toilette de Ville (1875) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Dame en toilette de Ville - Pierre-Auguste Renoir - 1875

Artwork Information

TitleDame en toilette de Ville
ArtistPierre-Auguste Renoir
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Dame en toilette de Ville

The artwork titled “Dame en toilette de Ville” is a renowned creation by the influential Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir, completed in the year 1875. This oil on canvas masterpiece is categorized as a sketch and study within the broader Impressionist movement, which is known for its vivid portrayal of light and color. Currently, the piece is housed within a private collection. The particular charm of Renoir’s work in this movement is readily apparent in the artwork’s expressive brushwork and use of light.

The artwork captures the visage of a lady adorned in the fashion of the day, her attire suggesting that of an urban milieu. The woman’s expression is gentle and contemplative, her gaze directed slightly away from the viewer, imbuing the portrait with a sense of immediacy and intimacy. Noteworthy is the artist’s deft handling of color and texture, particularly evident in the luminous quality of her ruffled collar and the intricate detail of her hat, which, through Renoir’s dexterity with the brush, seem both vivid and insubstantial. The background of the artwork is rendered with loose, almost abstract strokes of color, which allows the viewer to focus more intently on the subject herself. Renoir’s portrayal not only reflects the fashion and aesthetics of the era but also conveys a deeper appreciation for the subtle grace and elegance of the feminine form.

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