Portrait of Charles and Georges Durand Ruel (1882) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Portrait of Charles and Georges Durand Ruel - Pierre-Auguste Renoir - 1882

Artwork Information

TitlePortrait of Charles and Georges Durand Ruel
ArtistPierre-Auguste Renoir
Dimensions65 x 81 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Portrait of Charles and Georges Durand Ruel

The artwork titled “Portrait of Charles and Georges Durand Ruel” is an oil on canvas painting created by the eminent artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir in 1882. This piece is recognized for its adherence to the Impressionist style, which sought to capture the effects of light with vibrant brushstrokes and an emphasis on the depiction of transient moments. The portrait measures 65 x 81 cm and falls within the genre of portraiture. Currently, it is part of a private collection, reflecting its value and significance within the art community.

The artwork gracefully captures the visages of two young men, Charles and Georges Durand Ruel, set against a backdrop lush with verdant foliage, which is a trademark of Renoir’s Impressionist technique. The brushstrokes are loose and fluid, allowing the background to merge seamlessly with the figures, creating an atmospheric quality that is both intimate and vivid. The young men are dressed in formal attire of the time, with the attention to detail in their clothing suggesting their affluence and social standing. Renoir’s skillful use of color and light imbues the portrait with a sense of warmth and immediacy, making the sitters appear both relaxed and lifelike.

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