Seated Young Girl with Hat (c.1900) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Seated Young Girl with Hat - Pierre-Auguste Renoir - c.1900

Artwork Information

TitleSeated Young Girl with Hat
ArtistPierre-Auguste Renoir
Dimensions25 x 35 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Seated Young Girl with Hat

The artwork titled “Seated Young Girl with Hat” is a creation of the renowned artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir, dating back to circa 1900. It is executed in oil on canvas, measuring 25 by 35 centimeters. As a product of the Impressionist movement, this genre painting depicts a casual, everyday scene. Currently, it is housed within a private collection.

In the artwork, a youthful female figure is portrayed in a relaxed seated position outdoors, surrounded by a verdant landscape. Her attire is suggestive of the period, featuring a long skirt and a long-sleeved blouse, rendered in vibrant blues and warm pinks, respectively. A hat adorned with what appears to be floral decorations sits atop her head, casting a shadow over her face and contributing to a sense of leisure and repose. Renoir’s brushwork is fluid and loose, characteristic of the Impressionist technique, which allows for the play of light and color to take precedence over precise detail. The background is a blend of greens and yellows, indicative of foliage, that complements the figure and conveys the ambience of a sunny, outdoor environment. The young girl’s downward gaze and the positioning of her hands suggest a moment of contemplation or rest, inviting the viewer to reflect on the serenity and beauty of the scene.

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