Pierre -Auguste Renoir 1841-1919
Portrait of unknown Lady c.1883-1885, sanguine
The drawing was done by Renoir in the period when he was working on his picture Les grandes baigneuses. He had begun to change his impressionist style for a strong linear manner largely modeled on the works by Ingres. The trend can be observed in this portrait.Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow
The picture representing a young woman has been known under different titles: Etude, Baigneuse, or Nue. The artist relishes in it the charm of his model — her tender, translucent skin, her voluptuous curves, her blue eyes, her soft silky hair. All those qualities are rendered through color, its endless wealth of nuances and subtle shades, its luminosity and radiance.Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow
PIERRE AUGUSTE RENOIR.