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Gabrielle with a rose

Painting, 1911, 55.5×47 cm

Description of the artwork «Gabrielle with a rose»

In the house of Renoir joked: here are all maids become the models, and the model's – maids. Auguste was always surrounded by women who selflessly loved him and cared about him. But Gabriel is among them a special place: Renoir painted a girl more than 200 times and some moments just would have died without her.

One day Renoir was left completely without models, he no longer had to write was certain – and he began to persuade Gabrielle to undress. The girl immediately agreed, she knew who Renoir and what it means for him to pose. Gabriel arrived at the home of the artist's 15-year-old girl, when the family had to be born second child. Renoir's wife Aline, Chariho called her my cousin to help around the house and look after the children. Since then, Gabriel became a member of the family, so loyal and necessary to marry only after the death of the holder, and died in Beverly hills, where he moved to live near his favorite pupil, who was already famous Director Jean Renoir.
She is charmed with the film, dragged a little of the Jean watch all the movies in a row, together they enthusiastically and unanimously recognized the movie the greatest miracle in the world. And many years later, Gabrielle and Jean worked together on a book about Renoir, long and carefully collecting and folding a mosaic of memories.

Specifically for the sessions of posing Gabrielle was ordered dresses from famous Callot sisters who sewed outfits for ladies of high society and Actresses. These dresses Gabrielle reincarnated in the paintings in Gypsy in Spanish dancerin Eastern beauty. Then she dressed in a simple clothing and became a model in everyday family scenes (1, 2, 3).

When the wife of Renoir died, and sons were at war, that Gabriel cared for him, cleaned palette, every morning, put the brush between the fingers stiff and tied it to her wrist ropes.

"Gabrielle with a rose" - one of the most famous portraits renourish of pet in favorite outfit, pearl, translucent, which Auguste'll write more in several scenes. The artist minimizes the set of colors, only the color of the leather girls – the same shades repeated in the background, clothing, colors, of varying intensity and saturation. The palette darkens and wiser, blinding light impressionistic cheerful enthusiasm warms and goes inside the model.

Every movement brings pain to the artist, he ceases to read, to save eye for painting, he stops going to still have the energy to write. When asked why he didn't quit, Renoir seriously answers: "The pain passes, but beauty remains".

Author: Anna Sidelnikova
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About the artwork

Art form: Painting

Subject and objects: Portrait

Style of art: Impressionism

Technique: Oil

Materials: Canvas

Date of creation: 1911

Size: 55.5×47 cm

Artwork in selections: 29 selections

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