Portrait of Georges Riviere (1880) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Portrait of Georges Riviere - Pierre-Auguste Renoir - 1880

Artwork Information

TitlePortrait of Georges Riviere
ArtistPierre-Auguste Renoir
Dimensions46.36 x 38.42 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Portrait of Georges Riviere

The artwork “Portrait of Georges Riviere” is a creation of the renowned artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir, dated 1880. It is an oil on canvas artwork, measuring 46.36 by 38.42 cm, and belongs to the Impressionism movement. This portrait genre painting is currently held in a private collection. It presents a depiction of Georges Riviere, a figure known to have been associated with the artist.

The artwork showcases the typical Impressionist style of loose brushwork and the interplay of light and color to capture the essence of the subject rather than to detail anatomical accuracy. Renoir’s fluid brushstrokes and the vibrant contrast of the subject’s complexion against the richly toned background convey a mode of spontaneity and movement, which are hallmarks of the Impressionist genre. The representation of Riviere is introspective yet approachable, emphasizing the emotional aspect of portraiture that Renoir was adept at expressing through his mastery of the medium.

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