Genre & Material
Where can I find this in Berlin?
Lise, Renoir’s lover from 1865 until 1871, is sitting in a relaxed position on a chair. Her long, dark hair is tied back with a red ribbon. Her curls fall down to her shoulders and arms. Her short sleeved white blouse has slipped off of her right shoulder. Her left hand is holding her right hand while her right hand is holding a twig with leaves or a flower; they lie casually in her striped skirt. The light-catching, dark green leaves in the background are eye catching for the observer. The fascinating play of light and shade in the background of this picture is limited. Lise herself is lit by an unknown source, which makes her appearance seem calm and well-proportioned. The red accents of her clothes create a complementing contrast to the green of the leaves.
ART@Berlin: Auguste Renoir – En Été