Still Life with Orange and Sugar Bowl by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Still Life with Orange and Sugar Bowl - Pierre-Auguste Renoir -

Artwork Information

TitleStill Life with Orange and Sugar Bowl
ArtistPierre-Auguste Renoir
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Still Life with Orange and Sugar Bowl

The artwork titled “Still Life with Orange and Sugar Bowl” is an exquisite oil on canvas painting by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, a master artist associated with the Impressionist movement. This still life genre piece presently resides within a private collection. The painting is a fine example of Renoir’s fluid brushwork and his interest in the play of light and color.

A sumptuous orange takes a prominent position on the left side of the artwork, rendered with vibrant hues that capture its roundness and textured surface. The fruit’s vivid color contrasts with the subdued tones in the background and tabletop. Adjacent to it stands a sugar bowl, its white surface adorned with delicate floral decorations. The bowl features a reflective silver top and a painted red rim, elements that demonstrate Renoir’s deft handling of color and his capability to portray the interplay of light on different surfaces.

The background and tabletop are executed with looser brushstrokes, suggesting depth and texture without drawing attention away from the central subjects. The overall composition exudes a sense of simplicity and domestic intimacy typical of still life works, while also showcasing the depth of Renoir’s talent within the Impressionist style. The year marked on the canvas suggests the era in which Renoir created this piece, further placing it within the historical context of his prolific career.

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