Woman`s Head (1919) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Woman`s Head - Pierre-Auguste Renoir - 1919

Artwork Information

TitleWoman`s Head
ArtistPierre-Auguste Renoir
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Woman`s Head

The artwork titled “Woman’s Head” is an oil on canvas painting created by Pierre-Auguste Renoir in 1919. As a work of the Impressionist movement, the portrait genre painting is presently held in a private collection. Renoir, renowned for his luminous color palette and adept portrayal of light and atmosphere, imparts these qualities into this piece.

The artwork depicts the head of a woman, rendered with the soft, feathery brushstrokes characteristic of Renoir’s later style. The subject’s gaze is gentle and contemplative, directed away from the viewer, imparting a sense of introspection. Her reddish-brown hair is loosely arranged, contributing to the overall impression of casual elegance. The use of warm tones in her complexion and the background creates a harmonious blend of colors. The background is ambiguous, created with quick and textured strokes that focus the attention on the subject. Renoir’s signature is visible, adding a personal touch that confirms its authenticity. Overall, this piece exemplifies Renoir’s passion for capturing the human spirit and the subtle interplay of light and color.

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