Young Woman in Red in the Fields (1900) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Young Woman in Red in the Fields - Pierre-Auguste Renoir - 1900

Artwork Information

TitleYoung Woman in Red in the Fields
ArtistPierre-Auguste Renoir
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Young Woman in Red in the Fields

The artwork titled “Young Woman in Red in the Fields” was crafted by the prominent Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir, dating back to the year 1900. This oil on canvas piece epitomizes the Impressionist movement and falls under the category of genre painting. Currently, the piece is held within a private collection, highlighting its exclusive status and enriching the legacy of the movement it represents.

The artwork features a young woman attired in a red garment, possibly a dress, which is rendered with lively brushstrokes that signify the movement’s characteristic appreciation of light and its effects. The woman is depicted outdoors amidst a verdant landscape that offers a soft blend of natural hues. She is adorned with a wide-brimmed hat decorated with what appears to be floral accents, reinforcing the harmonious interplay between figure and flora.

The background suggests a pastoral setting with what might be glimpses of architecture nestled among the foliage, indicating the proximity of human habitation yet retaining focus on the interlacement of the subject with the natural surroundings. Renoir’s deft use of color and light creates a sense of immediacy, as if capturing a fleeting moment in the daily life of the woman, a hallmark of the genre to which this painting belongs. The brushwork is loose and expressive, a characteristic technique of Impressionism that encourages viewers to engage with the painting from a distance to fully appreciate the scene’s vibrancy and the ephemeral quality of the captured moment.

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