Sitting Girl (1910 – 1917) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Sitting Girl - Pierre-Auguste Renoir - 1910 - 1917

Artwork Information

TitleSitting Girl
ArtistPierre-Auguste Renoir
Date1910 - 1917
Dimensions47.3 x 62.4 cm
Art MovementImpressionism

About Sitting Girl

The artwork “Sitting Girl” by Pierre-Auguste Renoir was created during the period from 1910 to 1917 and is classified as part of the Impressionism movement. The dimensions of this sketch and study are 47.3 by 62.4 cm. Impressionism, a movement known for capturing fleeting visual experiences and the play of light, is exemplified in Renoir’s delicate and expressive technique.

The artwork showcases a young girl in a seated position, her body turned slightly away from the viewer while her face is turned towards us, resting her cheek on her hand with a contemplative expression. The sketch is executed with soft lines and gentle shading, conveying a sense of immediacy and informality typical of a study. Renoir’s well-regarded skill in depicting human figures is evident in the artwork’s relaxed pose and the subtle rendering of her dress and hair, reflecting the Impressionist interest in the portrayal of ordinary life and human leisure. The piece radiates the warmth and intimacy that are hallmarks of Renoir’s oeuvre, capturing the essence of the subject through his masterful use of line and light.

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