Girl with Brown Hair (1887 – 1888) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Girl with Brown Hair - Pierre-Auguste Renoir - 1887 - 1888

Artwork Information

TitleGirl with Brown Hair
ArtistPierre-Auguste Renoir
Date1887 - 1888
Art MovementImpressionism

About Girl with Brown Hair

The artwork “Girl with Brown Hair” was created by Pierre-Auguste Renoir between 1887 and 1888. It belongs to the Impressionism movement and is classified as a portrait. Renoir, renowned for his contributions to this artistic movement, often focused on beauty and feminine sensuality in his works.

The artwork depicts a young girl with delicate brown hair, portrayed in the soft, dappled light that is characteristic of the Impressionist style. Her gaze is directed slightly to the side, as if lost in contemplation, lending a sense of introspection to the portrait. Renoir’s masterful use of color and loose brushwork conveys a sense of immediacy and captures the ephemeral nature of the moment.

The subject’s features are rendered with a tender touch, her cheeks carrying a soft blush, and her lips gently pursed. The background is undefined, allowing the viewer’s attention to remain solely on the girl. The light appears to dance across her hair and the white collar of her dress, highlighting the artist’s skill at portraying the interplay between light and form. The portrait exudes the warmth and charm that are hallmarks of Renoir’s approach to portraiture, making the artwork a captivating example of the Impressionist genre.

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