Museums and Art

Coco, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 1906

Coco, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 1906

Coco - Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Canvas, oil

The artist’s life is diverse and multi-layered. His entire career is clearly divided into certain periods, and in Japan, indeed, every seven years a real master changes his name, because his manner and outlook on the world are radically changed. So in the life of Renoir, art historians see three very different periods in content.

Coco is a portrait of a child that refers to the so-called red period. At this time, the artist is increasingly departing from the canons of impressionism, trying to find new ways in creativity, experimenting with color and perspective. At this time, the main source of inspiration and creative energy for the artist are numerous shades of red.

The work is very tender, written with love. The master emphasizes the tender age of his model, the eager study of the world, the indefatigable energy. Shades of red in this case fit perfectly.

The work still feels the aesthetic program of impressionism, but the influence is outgoing. The master is on the verge of a new creative breakthrough. His lines, distorting space and frankly breaking perspective, are the result of an internal creative conflict that the great master never managed to overcome, remaining in the history of world painting as a great artist of impressionism.

In the children's portrait, the artist’s mastery is manifested especially vividly and confidently: the sun got lost in the curls of the child, delicate and pale skin acts as an excellent background for the hero’s bright and energetic lips.


Watch the video: Renoir, La Loge (November 2021).