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France, 19th century
Roses in a Vase
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c. 1890
oil on fabric
Unframed: 25.5 x 34 cm (10 1/16 x 13 3/8 in.)
The palette Renoir used to depict the seven roses in this still life ranges from various shades of red to warm whites, light yellows, and pinks. The artist declared, "'Painting flowers lets my brain rest. It does not cause the same tension of spirit as when I face a model. When I paint flowers, I put down tones, I boldly try values, without having to worry about losing a canvas.'" He was particularly fond of roses, whose full, rounded shapes he likened to the female body. In 1861, Renoir met Claude Monet (1840–1926) and later shared a studio with him. Monet became an important influence on Renoir's art, as can be seen here in the rapid brush strokes, thinly scuffled background, and buildup of paint (impasto) in the blooms.
Signed lower left: Renoir
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Collection: Mod Euro - Painting 1800-1960
Department: Modern European Painting and Sculpture
Provenance: Marcel Bernheim, Paris. G. Tanner, Zurich. Josef Stransky, New York, 1931. On loan to Worcester (Mass.) Art Museum (1 June 1932-1 June 1934). Wildenstein, New York. Sold to Mrs. Henry White Cannon, Cleveland/New York, in 1941. Given to the CMA in 1941.
Gift of Mrs. Henry White Cannon
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