Renoir’s St Tropez

@ South Shields Museum and Art Gallery

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25 June 2016 - 29 August 2016

During venue opening hours


Renoir’s stunning oil painting of St Tropez will be on display this summer alongside selected highlights from the South Tyneside art collection.

The magnificent painting is being lent to the museum by Birmingham Museums Trust on behalf of Birmingham City Council.

2016 marks 175 years since the birth of Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841–1919) the world-famous French artist, born in Limoges. He became one of the leading Impressionist painters, working with Monet, Sisley and Pissarro.

The precise date of St Tropez is not known but it was probably painted around 1899 when Renoir decided to settle in the South of France, near Cannes.

The landscape and light of St Tropez attracted numerous high profile artists during the twentieth century, including Matisse, Bonnard and Hockney.

The South Tyneside art collection contains a number of local coastal landscapes. A selection of these will be shown alongside St Tropez, including views of Marsden Rock, Frenchman’s Bay and South Shields beach.

South Shields Museum and Art Gallery
Ocean Road
South Shields
NE33 2JA

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