The Lovers

Auguste Renoir

Auguste Renoir - The Lovers
The resting couple of lovers amidst nature in The Lovers painting is rendered dynamically by quickly alternating colourful spots that imitate the trembling atmospheric light. The way the two figures are modelled are specific for Renoir: the actress Henriette Henriot and the painter Pierre Frank-Lamy. Renoir held a special position among impressionists, mostly landscape painters, because he frequently focused on figural topics.
measurements: height 175 cm
width 130 cm
in collections:
material: canvas
technique: oil
inventory number: O 3201
gallery collection: Collection of 19th Century Art and Classical Modernism