Study for The Croquet Game (1892) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Study for The Croquet Game - Pierre-Auguste Renoir - 1892

Artwork Information

TitleStudy for The Croquet Game
ArtistPierre-Auguste Renoir
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Study for The Croquet Game

The artwork titled “Study for The Croquet Game” is an oil on canvas piece by the eminent Impressionist artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir, dated to 1892. This particular work falls within the genre of sketch and study, capturing the preparatory stages of a more comprehensive piece. The movement’s defining characteristics, emphasizing light and movement using loose brushwork, are evident within the work. As of the last available data, the artwork resides within a private collection.

In the artwork, one observes the fluidity and vibrancy that is characteristic of Renoir’s style. The scene is imbued with a sense of leisure and spontaneity, both hallmarks of Impressionist subject matter. The figures appear engaged in or preparing for a game of croquet, a popular pastime in late 19th-century France. Their forms are rendered with quick, expressive brushstrokes that disregard fine detail in favor of capturing the essence and immediacy of the moment. The palette is dominated by warm hues, with shades of red and orange contrasting against the softer blues and greens, evoking the outdoor light and its interplay with the subjects. There is a palpable sense of activity and gentle movement, which Renoir conveys through his deft use of color and texture rather than precise anatomical depiction. The initials ‘R.’ discreetly placed at the bottom right, denote the artist’s signature, anchoring the composition to its creator’s hand.

Other Artwork from Pierre-Auguste Renoir

More Impressionism Artwork

Scroll to Top