Lucienne (1918) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Lucienne - Pierre-Auguste Renoir - 1918

Artwork Information

ArtistPierre-Auguste Renoir
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Lucienne

The artwork titled “Lucienne” was created by the renowned artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir in the year 1918. This oil on canvas painting is an exquisite example of the Impressionist movement and belongs to the portrait genre. As with most of Renoir’s Impressionist contemporaries, the painting is characterized by its vibrant brushwork and attention to the effects of light. The artwork is presently held within a private collection, signifying its value as much for its artistic merit as for its cultural significance.

The artwork depicts a young girl, presumably Lucienne, portrayed with a gentle expression and a soft gaze. Renoir’s use of color is vibrant yet delicate, imparting a sense of warmth that seems to emanate from the canvas. The brushstrokes are succinctly impressionistic; loose but intentional, allowing for the interplay of light and shade across the subject’s features and attire. Renoir’s trademark focus on the human figure and his ability to capture the tenderness of the moment are strongly evident in this portrait. The background is rendered in a harmonious blend of warm tones that complement the subject’s complexion and the cool hues of her attire, resulting in a composition that is simultaneously coherent and striking. Renoir’s gift for capturing the ephemeral qualities of life is indeed manifest in the gentle ambiance of “Lucienne.”

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