Ellen Andree (1879) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Ellen Andree - Pierre-Auguste Renoir - 1879

Artwork Information

TitleEllen Andree
ArtistPierre-Auguste Renoir
Dimensions58.5 x 42.5 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Ellen Andree

The artwork “Ellen Andree” is a portrait by the renowned artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir, created in the year 1879. It is a work that exemplifies the Impressionist movement, a style marked by a focus on the effects of light and color over precise details. The dimensions of the portrait are 58.5 cm by 42.5 cm. This piece of art is categorized under the genre of portraiture and it currently resides within a private collection.

In the artwork, the subject, Ellen Andree, is depicted with a soft, ethereal quality that is characteristic of Impressionism. The brushwork is loose and fluid, creating a sense of movement and life within the painting. Renoir’s use of light and color imparts a delicate luminosity to the subject’s skin, while her attire seems to be rendered with a series of quick, dappled strokes, imbuing the portrait with vibrancy. The background is abstract, with warm and cool tones blending together to suggest depth and atmosphere without drawing attention away from the central figure. The signature “Renoir” can be observed on the lower part of the portrait, signaling the artist’s finishing touch to this intimate and captivating representation of Ellen Andree.

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