On the river banks (1907) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

On the river banks - Pierre-Auguste Renoir - 1907

Artwork Information

TitleOn the river banks
ArtistPierre-Auguste Renoir
Dimensions39 x 29 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About On the river banks

The artwork “On the river banks” by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, created in 1907, exemplifies the Impressionism art movement. Painted with oil on canvas, it measures 39 by 29 centimeters and falls under the genre of landscape. This piece is part of a private collection and is not on public display.

In the artwork, one observes a serene landscape depicting the tranquil life along a river bank. The brushwork is loose and fluid, capturing the gentle play of light and shadow characteristic of Impressionism. A prominent, lush green tree anchors the composition on the left side, while softer foliage lines the right bank. The central pathway meanders into the distance, drawing the viewer’s eye towards a figure in the foreground who appears to be carrying a basket, suggesting perhaps a daily routine or a return from market. Further on the path, another figure can be discerned, adding dynamism and a sense of scale to the scene. The sky is rendered with soft, muted tones, suggesting a cloudy or overcast day. The overall atmosphere of the artwork is one of calm and pastoral beauty.

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