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Renoir's home in Cagnes-sur-Mer, in the South of France, was a source of inspiration (The Farm at Les Collettes, 1914). (Bequest of Charlotte Gina Abrams, in memory of her husband, Lucien Abrams, 1961 / Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)

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“The pain passes, Matisse,” Renoir replied, “but beauty endures.”

Longtime contributor Richard Covington writes about art, history and culture from his home near Paris.

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