Roses and Jasmine in a Delft Vase (c. 1880-1881) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Roses and Jasmine in a Delft Vase - Pierre-Auguste Renoir - 1880 - 1881

Artwork Information

TitleRoses and Jasmine in a Delft Vase
ArtistPierre-Auguste Renoir
Date1880 - 1881
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions32 x 25 5/8 in. (81.5 x 65 cm.)
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationHermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia
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About Roses and Jasmine in a Delft Vase

Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s painting of Roses and Jasmine in a Delft Vase is an excellent example of impressionism, a movement that emphasized the subjective perception of light and color. The painting depicts a beautiful bouquet of roses and jasmine in a blue and white vase against a neutral background. This delicate flower arrangement evokes feminine sensuality and beauty.

Renoir was known for his fondness for painting flowers in his works, which were often imbued with romanticism. In this piece, he used his brush to capture the soft petals and intricate details of the flowers while creating an overall sense of harmony between them. The Delft Pottery vase adds an elegant touch to the painting while drawing attention to the floral centerpiece.

The original painting is housed at the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia, where it can be viewed by art enthusiasts from around the world. For those who cannot travel to Russia, reproductions are available as art prints or hand-painted oil reproductions. These reproductions showcase how Renoir recreated every detail and color with near perfection.

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