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Subjects : Genre scenes, Music
Keywords : Impressionism, curtain, lesson, musical instrument, piano, room, score, yellow, young girl
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Jeunes filles au piano

Young Girls at the Piano is a painting by Auguste Renoir produced in 1892 during his so-called pearly period (1890-1897). It is kept at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris. Around 1889, Renoir had already tackled this theme in his painting "The Piano Lesson"; he took it up again in 1897 with "Yvonne and Christine Lerolle at the Piano". The painting depicts a family scene: two young girls playing the piano. The two girls already have the carnal bodies of the women Renoir loved to paint. This painting is no longer pure Impressionism, but it lacks the precise brushstrokes of the "dry" or "Ingresque" period. The girls' clothes have not been embellished, making the painting more real. Renoir's painting expresses his particular love of women and youth. He said that models were essential to his inspiration: "I couldn't do without a model. Even if I barely look at them, they're essential for buttering my eyes. I love painting a throat, the folds of a belly. It's the only way I can make out. The way he painted young women's hair, dresses and pearly complexions, full of life, reflected his affection for his models. Here, the painter adopted a softer, smoother style, with greater fluidity and transparent effects. This change in Renoir's style, as he approached fifty, was also due to the following fact, according to André Lhote: "At this time, he realised that his early works were cracking and that the tones were fading. He therefore kept a close eye on his mixtures, which, like Rubens, he [...]


This artwork is a painting from the modern period. It belongs to the impressionism style.


« Jeunes filles au piano » is kept at Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France.


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