Seated Young Woman (1896) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Seated Young Woman - Pierre-Auguste Renoir - 1896

Artwork Information

TitleSeated Young Woman
ArtistPierre-Auguste Renoir
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Seated Young Woman

The artwork titled “Seated Young Woman” is an exquisite piece by the renowned artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir, completed in the year 1896. This oil on canvas is an exemplar of the Impressionist movement, a style characterized by its vibrant brushwork and emphasis on the effects of light. It falls under the genre of portraiture, reflecting Renoir’s adeptness in capturing the human figure and expression. Currently, this piece resides within a private collection, a testament to its enduring appeal and significance.

“Seated Young Woman” showcases a female subject rendered with impressionistic brush strokes that blur the lines between form and the surrounding atmosphere. The subject is depicted in profile, adding a sense of depth and contemplation to the piece. Her attire, possibly a dress with a white top and a vivid red skirt, provides a striking contrast to the warm, muted background. Renoir’s use of light and color creates a dynamic interplay on the surfaces and textures within the painting, imbuing the artwork with a sense of movement and liveliness typical of the Impressionist style. The overall composition conveys a moment captured in time, reflecting the spontaneity and transient beauty celebrated by artists of Renoir’s era.

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