Renoir in Algeria – 1881

Renoir’s first trip abroad was to Algeria, then a French colony, in 1881. He produced quite a wide range of works there particularly landscapes, with references to Delacroix. The heat of North Africa is accentuated by his use, as normal, of warm colours and technique. Later that year he also went on to visit Naples and Venice.

Here are six of his landscapes along with two portraits from Algeria.

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