Young Woman in a Blue Hat (c.1900) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Young Woman in a Blue Hat - Pierre-Auguste Renoir - c.1900

Artwork Information

TitleYoung Woman in a Blue Hat
ArtistPierre-Auguste Renoir
Dimensions47 x 55.9 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Young Woman in a Blue Hat

The artwork entitled “Young Woman in a Blue Hat” was crafted by Pierre-Auguste Renoir around the year 1900. This oil on canvas portrait is a characteristic piece of the Impressionist art movement and measures 47 by 55.9 cm. It is a genre painting that, as of the last update, belongs to a private collection.

The artwork depicts a young woman adorned with a large, stylish blue hat that features what appears to be a black ribbon and a floral ornament. She gazes directly at the viewer with a subtle expression, possibly evoking a sense of thoughtful contemplation or mild engagement. Renoir’s brushwork is loose and vibrant, capturing the interplay of light and color with dappled strokes that symbolize the spontaneous visual effects associated with Impressionism.

Renoir’s use of color imbues the woman’s face with warmth, which is accentuated by the contrasting cool blue of her hat. The background consists of soft, warm tones that do not compete with the subject’s visage, but rather complement the overall harmony of the piece. Her attire suggests the fashion of the era, with a high-collared garment adorned with floral details that resonate with the femininity and elegance of the subject. The artist’s signature is visible at the bottom left of the canvas, immortalizing his craftsmanship and contribution to the history of art.

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