Painters Paintings Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919): The Swing, 1876, Oil on canvas, 92 x 73 cm, M…
Painters Work Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919): The Swing, 1876, Oil on canvas, 92 x 73 cm, Musée d’Orsay, Paris
‘The Swing’ by Renoir depicts a younger man, seen from the again, speaking to a younger lady standing on a swing. They’re watched by slightly woman and one other man, leaning in opposition to the trunk of a tree. Renoir provides us right here the impression of peculiar a dialog – as if in a snapshot, he catches the glances turned in direction of the person seen from the again. The younger lady is trying away as if she had been embarrassed. The foursome within the foreground is balanced by the group of 5 figures sketchily brushed within the background.
The Swing has many factors in widespread with ‘The Ball on the Moulin de la Galette’. The 2 photos had been painted in parallel in the summertime of 1876. The fashions in The Swing, Edmond, Auguste Renoir’s brother, the painter Norbert Goeneutte and Jeanne, a younger lady from Montmartre, determine among the many dancers in The Ball. The identical carefree ambiance infuses each photos. As in The Ball, Renoir is especially attempting to catch the consequences of daylight dappled by the foliage. The quivering mild is rendered by the patches of pale color, notably on the clothes and the bottom. This notably irritated the critics when the portray was proven on the Impressionist exhibition of 1877. The Swing nonetheless discovered a purchaser – Gustave Caillebotte, who additionally purchased The Ball on the Moulin de la Galette. (musee-orsay.fr)