Jean Renoir as a Hunter (1910) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Jean Renoir as a Hunter - Pierre-Auguste Renoir - 1910

Artwork Information

TitleJean Renoir as a Hunter
ArtistPierre-Auguste Renoir
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationLos Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles, CA, US

About Jean Renoir as a Hunter

The artwork “Jean Renoir as a Hunter” is a portrait executed in 1910 by the illustrious impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir. The medium chosen for this piece is oil on canvas. Characteristic of the Impressionist movement, which Renoir was a part of, this work can be found within the collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in Los Angeles, California, United States.

The artwork depicts a young boy in a hunter’s pose, standing firmly with a rifle loosely grasped in his left hand and his right hand placed on his hip. He dons a dark, formal hunting attire with a cap, knee-length boots, and a bright red necktie that adds a pop of color to the otherwise sober outfit. His expression is one of seriousness and maturity beyond his years. To his lower right side, a small dog with a white coat and brown patches sits attentively, gazing in the same direction as the boy. The brushwork is loose and expressive, with vibrant, yet earthy colors that create a sense of vitality, as typical of Renoir’s style. The background is diffused, with soft color transitions indicating the outdoor setting, likely a field or a countryside landscape, enhancing the thematic context of a hunting scene. This portrait not only captures the image of a youth in a moment of poised confidence, but also embodies the fleeting effects of light and atmosphere that are hallmarks of the Impressionist movement.

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