Seated Bather (c. 1883-1884) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Seated Bather - Renoir, Pierre-Auguste - c

Artwork Information

TitleSeated Bather
ArtistPierre-Auguste Renoir
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions47 1/8 x 36 3/4 in. (119.7 x 93.5 cm)
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection
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About Seated Bather

Seated Bather is a painting created by Pierre-Auguste Renoir between c. 1883-1884. The artwork depicts a nude young woman drying her feet with a white and blue towel, implying she has been bathing in a nearby pond. The model is seated under a tree, which adds to the natural and tranquil setting of the painting. Renoir’s style depicted modernity and leisure in late 19th century Paris, which can be seen through the details of the painting.

The model in Seated Bather is shown in shy three-quarter profile, looking innocent yet sensual at the same time. Her hands are well-articulated, which showcases Renoir’s proficiency with human anatomical structure. Additionally, the entire canvas is warm and opulent, typical of his Impressionist style. The original painting is oil on canvas sized at 81.1 x 67.2 cm (31 7/8 x 26 7/8 in.) and is currently held in an unknown institution’s Painting and Sculpture of Europe department (status currently off-view).

Seated Bather captures an intimate scene that radiates an aura of peace and restfulness reminiscent of French countryside living during its time period significance artistry worth exploring for any enthusiast or casual observer alike seeking to marvel at one famous painter’s skillful handiwork from years past to present day audiences alike today incorporating timeless themes history but applicable humanity all times irrespective social position culturally familiar practices common across various human societies throughout mortal existence indestructible heart-winning beauty appreciated anyone fortunate enough witness marvel its glory firsthand physically materially or digitally via internet contemporary society technological advancements ubiquitous digital technology ongoing art exhibition educational initiatives offering chances broaden horizons enjoy diverse artworks worldwide unrestricted geographical location assist societal growth perspectives limitless creativity inspiring future artists researchers art aficionados no matter where they live!

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