Madeleine Leaning on Her Elbow with Flowers In Her Hair is a 1918 Impressionist painting by French artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir. The work was stolen from a private home in Houston, Texas in 2011 during an armed robbery and the whereabouts of the painting and perpetrator are currently unknown.
This painting depicts Madeleine Bruno, a simple village girl who became the model for Auguste Renoir in the last few years of his life. This art object belongs to the “Red Period” of the artist’s work when he sought to convey the madness of life, which is hidden behind an attractive female body. The selected color palette radiates warmth throughout the painting.