Young Woman Looking at a Print (1896) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Young Woman Looking at a Print - Pierre-Auguste Renoir - 1896

Artwork Information

TitleYoung Woman Looking at a Print
ArtistPierre-Auguste Renoir
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Young Woman Looking at a Print

The artwork titled “Young Woman Looking at a Print” was created in 1896 by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, a renowned artist of the Impressionism movement. This genre painting is rendered in oil on canvas, depicting its subject with the delicate touch for which Renoir is celebrated. Currently, the artwork resides within a private collection, underlining its exclusivity and the esteem in which the artist’s works are held.

In the artwork, one observes a young woman, cloaked in a vibrant red garment, fully immersed in the examination of a print she holds in her hands. The piece presents the figure in profile, with her head bowed thoughtfully over the print, the subtle rendering of the woman’s hair and the intricate collar adding to the depth of the portrait. The background is executed with muted tones, primarily in greens, which contrasts and yet harmonizes with the rich red of the woman’s dress. The exploration of light, shadow, and color, hallmarks of the Impressionist style, imbues the scene with a sense of immediacy and intimacy, inviting the viewer to ponder the story behind the woman’s quiet contemplation.

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