Vase of chrysanthemums (Dahlias)
Medium: oil on canvas
Location: private collection
Dimensions: 82 x 65.5
The chrysanthemum vase is one of many paintings depicting the motif of Flowers
that Pierre Renoir
was obsessed with studying. The painting is characterized by very fine brush strokes and a wide range of colors. It comes from a period that was critical for the author - at the turn of the 1970s and 1980s, Renoir began to deviate from Impresionism
and for this he received rich criticism not only from his admirers, but also from his patrons. As part of his search for new inspiration, he embarks on journeys where he absorbs the Renaissance
atmosphere of Italian museums. After his return in 1882, he participated in an Impressionist exhibition, to which he contributed a total of 25 paintings, among which the detailed Vase with chrysanthemums appears. The reaction to the exhibition is very positive, and Renoir is once again among the respected impressionist artists.
Renoir painted picture Vase of chrysanthemums (Dahlias) in 1880-1882. Prevailing color of this fine art print is vivid and its shape is portrait. Original size is 82 x 65.5. This art piece is located in a private collection This image is printed on demand - you can choose material, size and finishing.Pierre Auguste Renoir (1841-1919).
One of the greatest French Impressionists
. He painted modestly, humbly studying the works of other painters. His paintings are spontaneous and full of loose, fine brush strokes. Courbet inspired him to depict everyday scenes of ordinary people and Corot influenced Renoir by his love of nature and the use of subtle tones. However, Renoir was most influenced by Manet
, who is known for his colourfulness, small spatial depth and broad brushstrokes. Renoir’s images are direct, capturing the optimistic atmosphere
of Parisian streets and cafes. His nudes are known for their purity, fineness, and the play of light on the human body. Among his best-known works are The Swing
(capturing a beloved courting scene, a festive moment, full of colour and light), Moulin de la Galette
(a symbol of Impressionism showing an open-air summer dance festival), Luncheon of the Boating Party
(an idealized portrait of Renoir’s friends, including his future wife). The image shows the abandon of the upper classes and their leisure time. Among his prized paintings is a series of three paintings Dance in the Country, Dance in Bougival
and Dance in the City
(in which he masterfully painted movement and the atmosphere of dance).