Cagnes Landscape (c.1900 – 1910) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Cagnes Landscape - Pierre-Auguste Renoir - c.1900 - 1910

Artwork Information

TitleCagnes Landscape
ArtistPierre-Auguste Renoir
Datec.1900 - 1910
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Cagnes Landscape

“Cagnes Landscape” is an artwork by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, created circa 1900-1910. The piece is rendered in oil on canvas and exemplifies the Impressionist movement. The genre of the painting is landscape and, as of the last known records, it resides within a private collection.

The artwork presents a serene view of a coastal landscape, likely capturing the essence of the Cagnes-sur-Mer area, where Renoir spent his later years. The artist’s brushwork is loose and dynamic, typical of Impressionist technique, aimed at capturing the fleeting effects of light and atmosphere rather than detailed representation. Soft hues dominate the scene, suggesting the luminosity of a hazy day, with the sky and water painted in muted tones of violet, blue, and gray. The horizon is defined by a stretch of land, with hints of greenery and patches that are possibly fields or vineyards, indicating a rural setting. The composition is balanced yet spontaneous, with a sense of immediacy imparted by the rapid, visible brushstrokes. Renoir’s signature can be discerned in the lower right corner of the canvas, anchoring the piece within his body of work.

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