Leontine and Coco (1909) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Leontine and Coco - Pierre-Auguste Renoir - 1909

Artwork Information

TitleLeontine and Coco
ArtistPierre-Auguste Renoir
Dimensions21.25 x 25.25 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Leontine and Coco

The artwork “Leontine and Coco” was painted by Pierre-Auguste Renoir in 1909. This oil on canvas piece is a representation of the Impressionism art movement and serves as a portrait. Its dimensions are relatively modest at 21.25 x 25.25 cm. “Leontine and Coco” is currently housed in a private collection, indicating that its viewing may be restricted to certain individuals or occasions.

This particular artwork captures an intimate and tender moment between two figures, presumably Leontine and Coco. The two subjects are closely engaged over an open book, which rests on what appears to be a table or similar surface. The figure on the left, adorned in a red garment with decorative elements at the neckline, is bent over the book in an affectionate manner, suggesting a protective or nurturing attitude towards the younger figure. This second subject, dressed in a softer-hued garment, exhibits a profile view with eyes cast down upon the pages, indicating concentration or deep interest in the content.

The brushwork is soft and fluid, typical of Renoir’s style, which often emphasizes the play of light and color over precision in form. The backdrop is rendered in muted tones that subtly blend into each other, ensuring the focus remains on the two figures. The warmth of the scene is conveyed through the choice of colors and the gentle interaction depicted, characteristic of Renoir’s ability to capture human emotion and warmth in his scenes of everyday life.

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