Celebrate Sisters Day with Famous Oil Paintings of Siblings

August 6th is National Sisters Day, where people are encouraged to celebrate their siblings in grand fashion. One of the best ways to show your appreciation for your sister is by gifting her with a piece of art that captures the feeling you have for her. Here are a few of our favorite pieces that we think convey the love one has for their sister.

Pierre-Auguste Renoir-Young Girls at the Piano

In Young Girls at the Piano Pierre-Auguste Renoir portrays two working-class girls, one playing the piano while her friend observes. With the artist’s expert use of spacing and detail, the viewer sees their unmistakable delight in this innocent moment. The painting depicts a playfulness and youthful intimacy that will delight your friends and family.

Edvard Munch-Three Girls on the Jetty

In Three Girls on a Jetty Edvard Munch turned a fairly straightforward naturalistic landscape into a complex layered composition. While the women are on the right, the landscape is on the left and Munch shows us the interplay of manmade construction with nature. Each element weaves in and out of the others, not unlike the arcing road. The painting features a young girl carrying an infant though a field of wild daisies.

Theodore Robinson-In a Daisy Field

Theodore Robinson, who painted In a Daisy Field, was one of the greatest contributors to the American Impressionistic movement. The realism and natural aspects of the scene are visible in the painting, as we can see the girl struggling to lean over to pick a flower, and the infant tugging at the girl’s ear.

Edgar Degas-Blue Dancers

Edgar Degas’ Blue Dancers is another great example of what Degas does best: close-up examinations of dancers honing their craft. The dancers look away, adjusting their costumes or practicing their dance moves in anticipation of their next show on the Paris stage. Each costume and body is vividly recreated with vertical brush strokes, mimicking Degas’ unique style.

This is just a small sampling of the amazing artworks we have that could be perfect for your own sister. If one of these doesn’t quite fit, feel free to browse our Gifts for Sisters Art Gallery for more inspiration. Hope you enjoy a beautiful day with your sister, enjoying wonderful art.

About the Author

Amanda graduated from the University of Kansas, where she studied English literature and got a masters degree in library sciences. She enjoys reading, cooking and playing with her nephews. Her best friend is her little dog Brady.