Little Girl in a White Apron (Portrait of Lucie Berard) (1884) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Little Girl in a White Apron (Portrait of Lucie Berard) - Pierre-Auguste Renoir - 1884

Artwork Information

TitleLittle Girl in a White Apron (Portrait of Lucie Berard)
ArtistPierre-Auguste Renoir
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Little Girl in a White Apron (Portrait of Lucie Berard)

The artwork titled “Little Girl in a White Apron (Portrait of Lucie Berard)” was created by the esteemed artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir in the year 1884. The medium used for this piece is oil on canvas, and it is a representation of the Impressionist art movement. As a genre, it falls within the realm of portrait art and is currently housed in a private collection.

This precious work of Renoir captures the innocent and tender visage of a young girl, Lucie Berard. The brushstrokes are soft and gentle, conveying the delicacy of youth. Her apparel, a white apron over a dark dress, is rendered in loose, flowing strokes, indicative of the Impressionist style that seeks to capture the essence of the subject through light and color rather than meticulous detail. The portrayal of her face is particularly enchanting, with her eyes conveying a serene composure and a hint of reflective thought. The artist has masterfully balanced the warmth of her reddish hair with the cool, paler tones of her skin and attire, resulting in a harmonious and engaging composition. Renoir’s skill in rendering the softness of her features and the subtle gradations of light epitomizes the Impressionist concern with capturing the fleeting moments of life.

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