Woman in an Armchair by Pierre-Auguste Renoir was created in 1874. The painting is in Detroit Institute of Arts. The size of the work is 61 x 50,5 cm and is made of oil on canvas.
Renoir’s finished study of a woman has the quality of a sketch; his rapid brushstrokes describe the play of light across the model’s face, arms, and torso. The identity of this sitter remains a mystery… (read more in Detroit Institute of Arts)
About the Artist: French artist and Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir was born in Limoges, Haute-Vienne, France. Although Renoir displayed a talent for his work, he frequently tired of the subject matter and sought refuge in the galleries of the Louvre. The owner of the factory recognized his apprentice’s talent and communicated this to Renoir’s family. Following this, Renoir started taking lessons to prepare for entry into Ecole des Beaux Arts. If Renoir’s choice of subject is characteristically Impressionist, this is also true of his painting technique… read more