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Paintings by Pierre-Auguste Renoir


The Garden in the rue Cortot, Montmartre by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Pierre-Auguste Renoir's The Garden in the rue Cortot, Montmartre, painted in 1874, resulted from a brief time when Renoir rented a studio in Montmartre. He chose it for its location near the Moulin de la Galette, where he was painting a scene of customers enjoying a warm afternoon in the beer garden. The studio also had a neglected garden, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir painted its profusion of flowering dahlias with pure, bright dabs of pigment. Although the features of the men in the background of The Garden in the rue Cortot, Montmartre are indistinct, they are believed to be Claude Monet and Alfred Sisley.

Montmartre was a productive place for Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Keep reading to learn about another Impressionist painting set in this town.

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