Two Sisters (On the Terrace)  1881

by Auguste Renoir

“He loves everything that is joyous, brilliant, and consoling in life,” an anonymous interviewer once wrote about Pierre-Auguste Renoir. This may explain why [i]Two Sisters (On the Terrace)[/i] is one of the most popular paintings in the Art Institute. Here Renoir depicted the radiance of lovely young women on a warm and beautiful day. The older girl, wearing the female bo...
100.4 x 80.9 cm (39 1/2 x 31 7/8 in.)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago