Young Girl Slipping on Her Stockings (c.1895) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Young Girl Slipping on Her Stockings - Pierre-Auguste Renoir - c.1895

Artwork Information

TitleYoung Girl Slipping on Her Stockings
ArtistPierre-Auguste Renoir
Dimensions32 x 37 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Young Girl Slipping on Her Stockings

The artwork entitled “Young Girl Slipping on Her Stockings,” was created by the renowned Impressionist artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir around the year 1895. The piece is classified as a sketch and study and is known for its dimensions of 32 by 37 centimeters. The work, exemplifying the Impressionism movement, is part of a private collection.

This particular artwork by Renoir captures an intimate and candid moment of a young girl engaged in the simple act of dressing, specifically as she slips on her stockings. The focus on everyday moments is characteristic of the Impressionist movement, which sought to depict life with spontaneity and vivacity. The girl is rendered with loose, expressive strokes, a hallmark of Renoir’s style, which emphasize the fleeting effects of light and color rather than the details. The use of pastels allows for a soft interplay of hues, contributing to a sense of warmth and informality. The composition of the artwork, with the figure hunched over and absorbed in her task, brings the viewer into a close, almost voyeuristic proximity, yet Renoir handles the subject with such delicacy that the scene remains tender and unobtrusive. With its casual elegance and palpable sense of presence, the sketch is a testament to Renoir’s mastery in capturing the essence of human experience.

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