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  • Woman Arranging her Hair

    Artist:
    Renoir, Pierre-Auguste. 1841-1919
    Technique:
    oil
    Dimensions:
    65,3x54 cm

Renoir, Pierre-Auguste. 1841-1919

Woman Arranging her Hair

France, 1887

A woman brushing, straightening, or setting her hair is one of the themes running through all of Renoir's work, and usually the figure is shown seminude. But in the earlier canvases, subject to the rules of realism, each detail is motivated by the overall situation: a woman set against an unmade bed is undressing, perhaps preparing to take a bath. Her nightdress is lowered, entirely revealing the upper part of her body. The present painting which was executed in the later period, reveals the "museum" interests of the artist. The way in which the nightdress is painted here, leaving only one breast naked, is an allusion to the Amazons. The background is abstract, unburdened by any elaborative details. More attention is paid to the drawing, which is quite classic.

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Woman Arranging her Hair

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oil

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65,3x54 cm

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ЗКРсэ-507

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