Madeline wearing a Rose (1916) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Madeline wearing a Rose - Pierre-Auguste Renoir - 1916

Artwork Information

TitleMadeline wearing a Rose
ArtistPierre-Auguste Renoir
Dimensions50.5 x 40.5 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Madeline wearing a Rose

The artwork entitled “Madeline wearing a Rose” was created by Pierre-Auguste Renoir in 1916. As an oil on canvas painting, it is a notable example of the Impressionist movement. Measuring 50.5 x 40.5 cm, this portrait is a display of Renoir’s distinctive brushwork and color palette. The painting belongs to a private collection and conveys a sense of intimacy and informality characteristic of Renoir’s approach to portraiture.

The artwork presents a serene portrayal of a female figure with a contemplative gaze, suggesting introspection or a moment of reverie. Madeline, the subject of the portrait, is adorned with a rose placed delicately in her hair, introducing a floral motif that Renoir often incorporated into his work. The texture of the brushstrokes lends a softness to the flesh and fabric, showcasing the effect of light and color that is pivotal in Impressionist art. The surroundings are lightly sketched with loose brushwork, keeping the focus on Madeline and the effortless grace she embodies. The color palette exhibits a harmonious blend of warm tones that amplify the sense of tranquility in the portrait. The artwork overall exemplifies the Impressionist interest in capturing the fleeting effects of light and the beauty of everyday moments.

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