Seated Female Nude (1910) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Seated Female Nude - Pierre-Auguste Renoir - 1910

Artwork Information

TitleSeated Female Nude
ArtistPierre-Auguste Renoir
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Seated Female Nude

The artwork “Seated Female Nude” is a creation of Pierre-Auguste Renoir, dated to the year 1910. It is an oil painting on canvas, which falls under the genre of nude painting (nu) and is associated with the Impressionist movement, a style characterized by its focus on light and the artist’s immediate impressions. Currently, it resides within a private collection.

In the artwork, Renoir captures a figure of a woman in a state of repose. Her body is portrayed with the soft, fluid brushstrokes that are a hallmark of Renoir’s later œuvre. The subject is seated, her back turned to the viewer, fostering an air of contemplation or introspection. The palette is warm, with hues of orange and pink dominating the composition, interspersed with cooler greens and blues that serve to suggest depth and contour.

Renoir’s adept use of light and shadow results in a subtle rendering of the female figure, while the loose impressionistic technique imbues the painting with a sense of spontaneity and vitality. Unlike the academic precision of earlier nude studies, this artwork emphasizes the sensory quality of the painted surface, inviting the observer to experience the interplay between color, texture, and form.

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