André Malraux Museum of Modern Art - Le Havre Tthe leading impressionist collection in the French provinces

« Mark my words, people of Le Havre, it will be said in the future that all began here. »

This bold statement by André Malraux at the official opening of the first Museum-Maison de la Culture in 1961 has a dual resonance.

With its architecture of steel, glass and natural light, the sea-facing structure's ...
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The artist

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.