Compared to other Impressionists such as Monet, Sisley and Pissarro, Renoir, who enjoyed painting figures, did not produce many landscapes, In his experiments to capture the bright outdoor light through short, disconnected brush strokes, however, he did create a few outstanding landscapes. Here, with short, almost Pointillistic bruch strokes, he skillfully brings out the green of the forest and the feeling of the surrounding atmosphere. (Source: The Digital Gallery. 1999-2006)


  • Title: In the Woods
  • Date Created: c. 1880
  • Location Created: France
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings: Signed lower right: Renoir.
  • Provenance: Kojiro Matsukata; Sequestered by the French Government, 1944; Returned to Japan, 1959.
  • Physical Dimensions: w463 x h558 mm
  • Painter: Pierre-Auguste Renoir
  • Object title (Japanese): 木かげ
  • Object notes (Japanese): モネやシスレー、ピサロなどの他の印象派の画家たちに比べ、人物を好んで描いたルノワールには、風景画は決して多くはないが、筆触分割によって明るい外光を捉えようという試みは、いくつかの優れた風景画を生みだした。ここでは、点描にも似た細かな筆触で、林の緑と大気の存在が、見事に表現されている。(出典: デジタルギャラリー. 1999-2006)
  • Artist Name (Japanese): ルノワール、ピエール=オーギュスト
  • Type: Paintings
  • Rights: Matsukata Collection, http://www.nmwa.go.jp/en/information/privacy.html
  • External Link: The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo
  • Medium: Oil on canvas

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