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Description of the painting by Pierre Auguste Renoir "Girl with a Fan"


The portrait was created in a rather free manner. Renoir was able to create the image of a fragile, romantic girl, which is permeated with an instant of incredible freshness.

The artist focuses our attention on the face. He depicted his hands blurry enough. It seems that he deliberately defocused them. Also, the painter shade the long-range plan as well. Renoir chose to designate it only with vague strokes, which resemble the pastel technique.

As for the coloristic solution, it is really minimalistic: there are no colorful colors. The viewer is not distracted from the perception of the image itself. Prevail in the picture: white, red and black.

With the help of them, all the necessary accents are created. The lips are bright red; whitening skin; deep black eyes and luxurious hair. All these details of the image simply cannot but bewitch. The lips are slightly open. This gives the image liveliness. It seems that through the dress you can see glimpses of delicate skin.

The contrast of black and white is based on the principle of chess.

We feel the canvas pulsate. Light is pumped onto the canvas from one piece to another. We can notice this unusual radiance in glimpses on the arms and neck, which are difficult to notice. The girl's facial features are distinct. The portrait is deliberately highlighted. A fan of white color, a pale face, background - set a single solution in terms of picturesqueness. The image is beautiful. This splendor is born from a fancy game of some nuances and a special roll call of colors.

Renoir liked to write out every fold in great detail. We do not see folds of clothes, but this style is felt in the drawing of an elegant fan. It is no coincidence that the portrait is called “Girl with a Fan”. This detail completes and complements the image, emphasizing its uniqueness. The portrait is enriched and the impression of it is enhanced, precisely thanks to the fan. The image is becoming more interesting.





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