Portrait of Marie Lestringuez (1912) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Portrait of Marie Lestringuez - Pierre-Auguste Renoir - 1912

Artwork Information

TitlePortrait of Marie Lestringuez
ArtistPierre-Auguste Renoir
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Portrait of Marie Lestringuez

The artwork “Portrait of Marie Lestringuez” is an oil on canvas painting completed in 1912 by the esteemed Impressionist artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir. This work exemplifies the Impressionist movement with its loose brushwork and the exploration of light and its effects on surfaces. Renoir’s depiction of Marie Lestringuez is a fine example of the portrait genre and is currently housed within a private collection.

In the artwork, one can observe a young woman depicted with a gentle expression. Her gaze seems to engage the observer softly, her lips bearing a subtle, enigmatic smile. The brushstrokes render her skin with a nuanced play of light and shadow, which is characteristic of the Impressionist technique, aimed at capturing the fleeting effects of natural lighting on the subject. The background is rendered in soft, harmonious tones of green and yellow, which provide a lush and diffused backdrop that allows the figure to emerge with a sense of immediacy and presence. Renoir’s signature is visible in the upper left corner, providing an affirmation of the artist’s authorship of this delicate portrait.

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