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Zoom Mirror - Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Algerian Girl
Zoom Mirror - Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Algerian Girl

Mirror - Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Algerian Girl

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Description

This mirror has been designed and made exclusively for the NGV design store in celebration of Melbourne Winter Masterpieces 2021, French Impressionism from The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
 
French Impressionism from The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston provides the rare opportunity to see a significant grouping of Impressionist masterworks in Australia, featuring works by Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Edgar Degas, Camille Pissarro, Mary Cassatt and more. French Impressionism charts the trajectory of the late-nineteenth century artistic movement, highlighting the key milestones and figures at the centre of this period of experimentation and revolution in modern art.

Specifications

Dimensions: 7.5cm diameter
Exclusive to NGV design store

About the artwork

Renoir travelled to the French colony of Algeria twice in 1881, seeking the dazzling light and subject matter made famous (and marketable) in France by the Romantic painter Eugène Delacroix some fifty years before. In a manner typical of many European artists who sought to capture the ‘exoticism’ of North Africa around this time, Renoir’s creations bore little relationship to the place itself or its inhabitants, reflecting instead the pervasive tropes of colonial fantasy. The model is unknown; however, during this time Renoir often employed French nationals living in Algeria as models, dressing them in local costume and darkening their hair on his canvas.

Pierre-Auguste Renoir
French
Algerian Girl (detail), 1881
Oil on canvas
50.8 x 40.6 cm
Juliana Cheney Edwards Collection
39.677
Reproduced with permission.
©2021, Museum of Fine Arts Boston

Mirror - Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Algerian Girl

$3.00 Regular price $6.95

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