Young Girl with a Hat (c.1895) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Young Girl with a Hat - Pierre-Auguste Renoir - c.1895

Artwork Information

TitleYoung Girl with a Hat
ArtistPierre-Auguste Renoir
Dimensions41.28 x 32.7 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Young Girl with a Hat

The artwork entitled “Young Girl with a Hat” was crafted by the illustrious Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir around the year 1895. This portrait, executed using oil on canvas, measures approximately 41.28 by 32.7 cm and currently resides within a private collection. Exemplifying the Impressionist movement, the artwork captures the ephemeral qualities of light and color rather than delving into the intricate details of its subject.

The artwork portrays a young girl adorned with a vibrant hat that draws the viewer’s gaze. The hat, with its striking red bow, is a highlight to the outfit, contrasting with the softer tones of the subject’s complexion and attire. Renoir’s masterful use of brushstrokes conveys the texture of the fabric and the play of light, rendering a sense of movement and immediacy characteristic of Impressionism. The background is a blend of fluid colors that suggest an outdoor setting without diverting attention from the young girl. Renoir’s skill in color harmony, as seen in the interplay between warm and cool tones, augments the artwork’s overall emotional appeal, imbuing the piece with a lively yet contemplative atmosphere.

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