Joseph Durand Ruel (1882) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Joseph Durand Ruel - Pierre-Auguste Renoir - 1882

Artwork Information

TitleJoseph Durand Ruel
ArtistPierre-Auguste Renoir
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Joseph Durand Ruel

The artwork “Joseph Durand Ruel” by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, created in 1882, is an oil on canvas painting aligned with the Impressionist movement. This portrait is part of a private collection and captures an individual in a moment of repose.

In the artwork, the subject is depicted with a direct gaze that engages the viewer. The individual appears to be a young man with dark hair and a mustache, wearing a brown jacket, a white shirt with a turned-up collar, and a red cravat. The brushstrokes and color palette are typical of Renoir’s style within the Impressionist movement, characterized by a vibrant and luminous treatment of light and shadow. The man’s gently clasped hands are resting on a book or journal, suggesting an air of intellect or contemplation. The overall effect of the warm tones and soft focus of the background further emphasizes the subject, bringing a sense of intimacy and immediacy to the portrait. Renoir’s mastery in rendering human expression and skin tones is evident, contributing to the artwork’s evocation of the subject’s character and presence.

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