Cagnes Landscape (c.1895) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Cagnes Landscape - Pierre-Auguste Renoir - c.1895

Artwork Information

TitleCagnes Landscape
ArtistPierre-Auguste Renoir
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Cagnes Landscape

The artwork “Cagnes Landscape,” crafted by Pierre-Auguste Renoir circa 1895, is an exquisite example of the Impressionist movement. It is executed in oil on canvas and falls within the landscape genre. The painting currently resides within a private collection and is a testament to Renoir’s mastery in capturing the play of light and shadow through vibrant brushwork.

The artwork depicts a lush and verdant view, presumably of the countryside around Cagnes, a region Renoir was known to appreciate. Rich green foliage dominates the composition, punctuated by the warm hues of a figure in the foreground wearing a red hat. To the right, a second figure is seated, partially obscured by the greenery. The soft, dappled light filters through the leaves of the trees, creating a lively interplay of light and shade that is quintessential of the Impressionist style. The background gently recedes into a calm blue expanse of sea, visible in the distance, offering a sense of depth and serenity. This artwork exemplifies Renoir’s fascination with nature and his ability to convey its transient beauty.

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