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Pierre-Auguste Renoir
DEUX FEMMES
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PROPERTY OF JANET TRAEGER SALZ

Pierre-Auguste Renoir
DEUX FEMMES
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印象派及現代藝術日拍

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir
1841 - 1919年
DEUX FEMMES
Signed Renoir (upper right)
Oil on canvas
9 1/2 by 7 1/2 in.
24.2 by 19.1 cm
Painted circa 1903.
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This work is accompanied by an Attestation of Inclusion from the Wildenstein Institute, and it will be included in the forthcoming Renoir Digital Catalogue Raisonné, currently being prepared under the sponsorship of the Wildenstein Plattner Institute, Inc.

來源

Estate of the artist
Sale: Drouot-Montaigne, Paris, November 24, 1988, lot 41
Sale: Christie's, London, April 2, 1990, lot 25
Acquired at the above sale

出版

Bernheim-Jeune, ed., L'Atelier de Renoir, vol. I, Paris, 1931, no. 272, illustrated pl. 84
Guy-Patrice & Michel Dauberville, Renoir, Catalogue raisonné des tableaux, pastels, dessins et aquarelles, vol. IV, Paris, 2012, no. 3140, illustrated p. 270

相關資料

Deux femmes brings to light Renoir’s new and liberated style which increasingly blurred the boundaries between portraiture and depictions of social settings. A contemporary critic wrote that “Renoir’s beautifully smooth curves are not spread out in measureable depth, but roll on top of one another, balanced and superimposed like luminous globes” (quoted in Claudia Einecke & Roger Benjamin, Renoir in the 20th Century (exhibition catalogue), Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, 2010, p. 136). Focusing less on a precise rendering of the sitters' features within the present work, Renoir concentrates instead on capturing a mood, an ephemeral ambiance. By using warm pink and red tones and soft sweeping brushstrokes, he draws the viewer into the warm and intimate environment of the loge. The theme of the theater box allowed Renoir to explore the world of Parisian entertainments and to celebrate modern social settings. The theater glorified the world of appearances, social position and aspirations, enabling the viewer to enter a mysterious space where figures personify the theater's ambiguous mood. 

As the artist once stated: “Granted our craft is difficult, complicated; I understand the soul-searchings. But all the same, a little simplicity, a little candour, is necessary. As for me I just struggle with my figures until they are a harmonious unity with their landscape background, and I want people to feel that neither the setting nor the figures are dull and lifeless" (quoted in Auguste Renoir & Rachel Barnes, Renoir by Renoir, Virginia, 1990, p. 50).

印象派及現代藝術日拍

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