Pierre-Auguste Renoir: Madame Renoir with a Dog

Madame Renoir with a Dog: Pierre-Auguste Renoir

This 1880 painting of Madame Renoir with a Dog shows Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s wife seated with her pet in a setting of lush vegetation.

Thick brushwork and use of the palette knife all over the canvas embeds the woman and dog in the landscape, a point emphasized by the flowers in Madame’s hat. They are only distinguishable by their earthy coloring.

Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s Madame Renoir with a Dog is in the collection of Durand-Ruel in Paris.

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