Pierre-Auguste Renoir: Young Girl with Daisies

Young Girl with Daisies: Pierre-Auguste Renoir

A Young Girl with Daisies is an 1889 painting in the Impressionist style by the leading French artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir.

In this picture, we can see in clear and Realist tones and likeness of a young girl that is painted with precision. This is quite a contrast to the landscape in the background of the 1889 painting which is composed in the traditional Impressionistic and swift painting which Renoir was known for.

The model in Young Girl with Daisies is Aline Charigot, who modeled for Renoir in a number of his paintings and would marry one year after this painting was completed in 1890 when Renoir was 49 years of age. They would have three children together, Pierre, Jean, and Claude.

Aline Charigot appears in dozens of his works including some of the most famous paintings by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, such as Luncheon of the Boating Party from 1882 (she can be seen on the bottom-left with a small dog), Dance in the Country from 1883 as well as in Blonde Bather from 1881.

Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s Young Girl with Daisies is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City after being purchased by the institution in 1959.

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