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

Cagnes Landscape - Pierre-Auguste Renoir - c.1910

Artwork Information

TitleCagnes Landscape
ArtistPierre-Auguste Renoir
Dimensions54 x 65 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Cagnes Landscape

The artwork entitled “Cagnes Landscape” was created by the renowned artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir around the year 1910. It is an oil on canvas that belongs to the Impressionism movement, capturing a cityscape within its frame. The piece measures 54 by 65 centimeters and, as of the time of this report, is housed in a private collection.

The artwork vividly portrays a bustling townscape with a dazzling array of colors that reflect the natural light and atmosphere characteristic of the Impressionist style. Small boats dot the calm water, suggesting a serene coastal setting. The quaint buildings of the town are loosely defined with a series of brushstrokes that suggest form rather than delineate it precisely, creating a sense of liveliness and movement. The trees and foliage change color with the seasons, showing an array of warm yellows and ochres that contrast with the cool blues and greys of the sky and water. People are rendered with quick dabs of paint, hinting at the transient nature of human presence within the landscape. Renoir’s mastery at capturing the interplay of light with the environment is evident, providing the viewer with a glimpse into the gentle rhythms of life in Cagnes.

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