On the Banks of the River (1895) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

On the Banks of the River - Pierre-Auguste Renoir - 1895

Artwork Information

TitleOn the Banks of the River
ArtistPierre-Auguste Renoir
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About On the Banks of the River

“On the Banks of the River” is a distinguished work by the masterful Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir, dated to the year 1895. Rendered in oil on canvas, this artwork is emblematic of the Impressionist movement, characterized by its depiction of natural landscapes and the interplay of light and color. The genre of this painting is landscape, reflecting Renoir’s fascination with the outdoors and pastoral scenes. As of now, the artwork resides within a private collection, speaking to its exclusivity and value among connoisseurs and collectors.

The artwork presents a serene riverside scene where the gentle hues of the natural environment dominate the composition. A path meanders through the lush greenery, leading the eye towards a distant horizon. The brushstrokes are loose and lively, capturing the fleeting quality of light natural to the Impressionist style. A figure can be seen in the foreground, strolling along the dusty road, with their back turned to the viewer, adding a sense of depth and human presence to the scene.

In Renoir’s typical fashion, the atmospheric perspective is employed with softness and subtlety, allowing the various elements of the landscape, such as trees and shrubbery, to blend harmoniously with the overcast sky. The painting oscillates between detail and suggestion, inviting viewers to immerse themselves in the tranquil setting created by Renoir’s adept hand.

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