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

About Roses and Jasmine in a Delft Vase

The artwork titled “Roses and Jasmine in a Delft Vase” is a magnificent oil on canvas created by the illustrious Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir during the period of 1880-1881. This fine piece of Impressionism measures 32 x 25 5/8 inches (81.5 x 65 cm) and is categorized under the genre of flower painting. It currently resides within the esteemed collection of the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

This luminous composition showcases a lavish array of flowers, with roses and jasmine spilling gracefully from a blue and white Delft vase, which is exquisitely painted to reveal its detailed floral patterns. Renoir’s brushwork is characteristically loose and fluid, capturing the ephemeral play of light on the petals and leaves, giving the impression of a living, breathing bouquet rather than a static floral arrangement. Against a muted, indistinct background that allows the vibrant colors of the flowers to stand out, the painting radiates with a gentle warmth and natural beauty that is a signature of Renoir’s work. The scattered petals on the surface upon which the vase rests suggest the transitory nature of life, adding a poignant undertone to the otherwise jubilant celebration of nature’s splendor.

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