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“Collette’s House in Cagnes” by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Renoir - La casa de Colletes en Cagnes

“Collette’s House in Cagnes” by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

“Collette’s House in Cagnes” by Pierre-Auguste Renoir was painted by Renoir at the age of just over 70-year-old, during a time when Renoir lived at a farm on the hill Les Collettes in Cagnes-sur-Mer, the area he lived in until his death. Renoir died in the village of Cagnes-sur-Mer, seven years after this painting. Renoir’s paintings are notable for their light and colour as in this painting. The warm of Renoir’s style made his paintings some of the most popular works in the history of art.

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, commonly known as Auguste Renoir was a leading painter in the development of the Impressionist style. As a celebrator of beauty and especially feminine sensuality. He was a prolific artist, having created several thousand paintings. Some of Renoir’s masterpieces featured in the “Joy of Museums” include:

Collette’s house in Cagnes

  • Title:                Collette’s house in Cagnes
  • Español:          La casa de Collettes en Cagnes
  • Français:        La maison de Collette à Cagnes
  • Artist:               Pierre-Auguste Renoir
  • Date:                1912
  • Style:               Impressionism
  • Medium:         Oil on canvas
  • Dimensions:   47 × 55.5 cm (18.5 × 21.9 in)
  • Museum:          Museo Soumaya

Pierre-Auguste Renoir

  • Name:                     Pierre-Auguste Renoir
  • Born:                       1841 – Limoges, Haute-Vienne, France
  • Died:                       1919 (aged 78) – Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France
  • Nationality:           French
  • Movement:            Impressionism

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“The pain passes but the beauty remains.”
– Pierre-Auguste Renoir


Photo Credit 1) Pierre-Auguste Renoir [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons