Two Young Girls at the Piano is an oil painting created by Pierre Auguste Renoir, which is a notable French artist known for his depictions of pretty children, pleasant scenes, flowers, and especially curvy women. Renoir was also the leader of the Impressionism, who first detach from the movement’s ultramodern direction. What’s more, he has a great enthusiasm for painting since he was assigned to learn skills in painting on crockery and screen in his early age.
In this piece, it describes two young girls sitting at a piano and playing and practicing music in a bedroom, where there is a big, pink bed at the back. An orange and blue curtain partitioning the bed and the piano is picked up. The two girls have the same hair style that both tie a bowknot in them. Besides, they also have same style dress in different color. The girl with blond and curly hair is playing while holding the notes, sitting on a red chair with metal back. The brunette-haired girl in orange dress is standing beside and keeping an eye on the notes, which seems that they two are practicing and exchanging their ideas about how to play the song in the notes. The piano is a dark brown and there is a vase with beautiful and bright colored flowers on the top of it. There may have some other notes on a short shelf next to the piano.
This scene was based on the domestic life of bourgeois at that time. And it was made for the Musee du Lexembourg museum in Paris by the French government.