Provence of painters

Provence of painters


From the second half of the 18th century onwards, many painters were attracted by the landscapes of Provence. Its geographical characteristics - a territory stretching from the Mediterranean to the Alps - as well as its long and rich history, give it an exceptional place.

French language
240 pages / 190 illustrations

Citadelles et Mazenod


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Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919)

Renoir is one of the main representatives of the impressionist movement whose paintings are composed of touches of colour, set in small commas, where black and line do not exist. During this period, he painted scenes from modern popular and social life, portraits, landscapes. From 1880, Renoir began to change the way he painted. He stands out from the impressionists; his style becomes more classical.