Woman in a Blue Blouse (c.1906) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Woman in a Blue Blouse - Pierre-Auguste Renoir - c.1906

Artwork Information

TitleWoman in a Blue Blouse
ArtistPierre-Auguste Renoir
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Woman in a Blue Blouse

The artwork titled “Woman in a Blue Blouse” is an oil on canvas portrait created by the esteemed Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir around the year 1906. This piece is an exemplary work within the Impressionist movement and showcases Renoir’s distinctive brushwork and vibrant use of color. As a genre, it is classified as a portrait and it currently resides in a private collection.

In the artwork, viewers are presented with the depiction of a woman adorned in a blue blouse, captured in Renoir’s quintessential Impressionist style. The painting is characterized by loose, fluid brushstrokes that convey the texture and movement within the fabric of her clothing and the softness of her hair. The woman is portrayed with a contemplative and serene demeanor, her gaze directed downward, which elicits a sense of introspection. The variegated strokes of blue and white on her blouse contrast harmoniously against the warm, golden tones that envelop the background.

Renoir’s signature is prominently visible in the upper left corner, adding a personal touch to the canvas. The softness of the woman’s features and the handling of light exemplify Renoir’s lifelong fascination with beauty and the human figure. Through this portrait, Renoir captures not only the physical likeness of the woman but also a fleeting moment of quiet emotion, a hallmark of his artistic pursuit to render the subtleties of human expression.

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