This year, the 100th anniversary of the famous French artist’s – Pierre-Auguste Renoir – death is commemorated in France. His works expositions are arranged in the most charming regions of the painter’s motherland where he lived and created his masterpieces.
“Renoir and his portraits” exposition at the artist’s winter home
By the end of 19th century, many impressionists – as opposed to other art movements – would often paint from life by coming out in the streets and having plein air painting, and basically trying to settle closer to attractive sites. For example, Renoir had a house in Champagne and another one in Riviera.
Today and through the end of September, an exposition of Renoir’s portraits, and a series of anniversary events – concerts and creativity competitions – arranged by the museum staff and the local authorities take place in the painter’s winter house on the Mediterranean Sea coast in the town of Cagnes-sur-Mer. Visitors will be able to not only immerse into the artist’s creative world, but also take a look on how he lived, see the garden he used to walk and guess the landscapes from his paintings.