Self-Portrait: Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Pierre-Auguste Renoir: Self-Portrait

Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s self-portrait, here in his fifties, turns his face obliquely away from the viewer while maintaining his gaze towards us.

This could allude to the process of painting a portrait, as the painter needs to look over and back from sitter to canvas; and in this case of a self-portrait: from mirror to canvas. This is one of many self-portraits (or autoportraits in French) Renoir painted, from 1899.

Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s Self-Portrait is in the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA.

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