Madame Charpentier and Her Children by Renoir

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Metropolitan Museum of Art
published on 10 May 2022

An 1878 oil on canvas, Madame Charpentier and Her Children, by Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) the French impressionist painter. Georges Charpentier was a publisher who commissioned many works from the artist. The two girls are shown in the natural and spontaneous poses typical of Renoir's work. The artist gives the scene a deliberately flat look as in the Japanese prints popular in France at the time. Only the design of the rug gives any sense of perspective. Perhaps not coincidentally, the artist has chosen to place his subjects in their Japanese-style drawing-room. This painting was shown with success at the Paris Salon of 1879. (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)

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