Renoir to Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée de l'Orangerie, Paris
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The Musée de l'Orangerie, Paris
Who was Paul Guillaume?
The Artists
Henri Rousseau: An Interactive Story
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Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Claude Monet
Paul Cézanne
Henri Rousseau
Henri Matisse
Amedeo Modigliani
Chaim Soutine
Marie Laurencin
Maurice Utrillo
André Derain
Pablo Picasso
National Gallery of Victoria
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Maurice Utrillo
(1883–1955)

 

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Utrillo was born in Montmartre, the son of French artist Suzanne Valadon. He became an alcoholic at an early age, and in 1900 was first admitted to a sanatorium for treatment. Encouraged by his mother, and as a distraction from his craving for alcohol, he began to draw and paint scenes of cafés, churches and deserted squares around his home. Initially influenced by Impressionism, he developed a personal style when depicting the streets of Montmartre, of using light colours and thickly applied, impasto paint which proved popular and helped create the area's romantic, artistic image.

 

 

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