Portrait of Jean Renoir (Child with a Hoop) (1898) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Portrait of Jean Renoir (Child with a Hoop) - Pierre-Auguste Renoir - 1898

Artwork Information

TitlePortrait of Jean Renoir (Child with a Hoop)
ArtistPierre-Auguste Renoir
Dimensions65 x 50 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Portrait of Jean Renoir (Child with a Hoop)

The artwork “Portrait of Jean Renoir (Child with a Hoop)” was painted by the distinguished artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir in 1898. Created during the Impressionist movement, the oil on canvas portrait measures 65 by 50 centimeters. Currently held in a private collection, this work exemplifies the genre of portraiture – a domain in which Renoir displayed profound skill and sensitivity.

This charming artwork features a young child, known to be Jean Renoir, who would later become prominent in his own right as a film director. The portrait is imbued with a soft, warm light that illuminates the child’s fair hair and tender facial features. A pink bow adorns the child’s hair, adding a playful touch to the composition.

Renoir’s masterful use of loose, flowing brushstrokes captures the delicate texture of the child’s skin and the intricate details of the lace collar, which contrasts with the rich, dark fabric of the child’s clothing. The child is holding a hoop, a common plaything of the era, which is relaxed in the child’s grip, suggesting a moment of rest in play. The background is a simple, muted tone that allows the viewer to focus on the gentle expression of the child, showcasing Renoir’s ability to convey the innocence and serenity of childhood.

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