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Unlike the other Impressionist artists, Renoir seldom painted snow scenes. Although a steady source of inspiration to his contemporaries, Renoir described snow as "Mother Nature's leprosy."

He makes a valiant effort in this painting, however. Here, the snow is not omnipresent; rather, it reflects the bluish sky and absorbs the shadow of the greenish, rust-colored stand of trees that occupies a large portion of the scene, in the background of which emerge the buildings of the nearby town.

Details

  • Title: Snow-covered Landscape
  • Date Created: 1870 - 1875
  • Provenance: Walter-Guillaume Collection
  • Physical Dimensions: w660 x h510 mm
  • Painter: Auguste Renoir
  • Original Title: Paysage de neige
  • Type: Oil on canvas

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