Pierre Auguste Renoir painting “The Lodge” is one of his most famous works. Depicted in her pew, marked only a few elements, it is rather a decoration, setting for the main action.
In its genre, this work – a portrait, and a double. In the foreground, the artist has depicted a woman with a small pair of binoculars in one hand and an elegant handkerchief in the other. Behind it –
In great detail Renoir painted ladies dresses, located in the theater box. Thoroughly discharged every fold of her dress made of cloth with a pattern of broad bands, pearl necklace around a graceful neck – all this creates an image of a beautiful and mysterious stranger.
Expression woman contrasts sharply with her brilliant dress: it looks very restrained and austere. View of a woman aloof and almost indifferent to what is happening: it is looking directly at the viewer, but her thoughts were somewhere far away, it is quite keen on the action on the stage. Details of a female toilet, carefully traced the artist, do not distract the viewer from the face of admiring women.
In this work, Auguste Renoir fully used his discovery: a combination of black and pearl colors. This creates the effect of a certain solemnity and theatricality. For the image of male artist posed his brother Edmond.
Year of the painting: 1874.
The dimensions of the painting: 80 x 63.5 cm.
Writing technique: oil.
Gallery: Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK.