Dancer with Tambourne (Gabrielle Renard) (1909) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Dancer with Tambourne (Gabrielle Renard) - Pierre-Auguste Renoir - 1909

Artwork Information

TitleDancer with Tambourne (Gabrielle Renard)
ArtistPierre-Auguste Renoir
Dimensions64.8 x 155 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationNational Gallery, London, UK

About Dancer with Tambourne (Gabrielle Renard)

The artwork titled “Dancer with Tambourine (Gabrielle Renard)” is a notable creation by the esteemed artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir, completed in the year 1909. This oil on canvas painting is part of the Impressionism movement and falls under the genre painting category. The piece measures 64.8 x 155 cm and is currently housed at the National Gallery in London, United Kingdom. Its aesthetic depiction and artistic significance affirm its revered status within the oeuvre of Renoir and the broader context of Impressionist art.

The artwork captures a full-length portrait of a woman engaging with a tambourine. Her posture and slight tilt of the head suggest movement and rhythmic involvement with the musical instrument. The figure is adorned in a warm-toned, sleeveless top with delicate ornamental features and a fiery red skirt that draws the eye with its saturation and contrast against the softer, patterned lower half. The color scheme of the attire harmonizes with the flushed cheeks and the soft, rosy lips, exuding an aura of liveliness and celebration. The background is rendered with loose brushstrokes, typical of Impressionist technique, creating a hazy atmosphere that allows the viewer to focus on the dynamism of the subject.

Renowned for his vibrant light and color, Renoir’s deft application of paint achieves a sense of immediacy and the fleeting effects of light that were central to the Impressionist paradigm. The painting, with its evocative portrayal of human joy and the embodiment of music through dance, stands as a testament to Renoir’s mastery in capturing the essence of his subjects and the transient beauty of the moments they inhabit.

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