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Renoir and the Search for Beauty

15.09.2012 - 16.12.2012

Pavia, September 15 to December 16, 2012 – Renoir’s paintings, pastels and sketches at Castello Visconteo

Castello Visconteo

Castello Visconteo

Through December, the Scuderie del Castello Visconteo in Pavia hosts a significant retrospective dedicated to one of the foremost exponents of Impressionism, Pierre-Auguste Renoir.  

With a selection of paintings, pastels and drawings, the exhibition retraces the career of one of the world’s favorite French artists, highlighting his important role in the history of modern art. 

Visitors to the halls of the Scuderie can admire some of the most high-profile works from the some of the most prestigious international museums, including Washington’s National Gallery of Art, the Columbus Museum of Art in Ohio, the Parisian Centre Pompidou and the Palais des Beaux Arts in Lille. All the pieces are making their first trip to Italy, to be on display in Pavia. 
Renoir became famous for being one of the founders of Impressionism, even if during his 60-year-long artistic journey, he never stuck to one style or school. 

In almost a half-century, Renoir would realize more than 5,000 artistic works.

Useful information


Monday to Friday 10 am – 1 pm / 3 pm – 7 pm (Open Thursdays until 9 pm)

Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays 10 am – 1 pm / 2 pm – 7 pm


Full price: 10 Euro

Reduced price: 8.50 Euro (includes students 14-18 years, university students up to 26 years, senior citizens over 65 years, groups) 

Free: Children under 6 years, journalists with association card, chaperones of scholastic groups, handicapped persons.

How to get there

Where: Scuderie, Castello Visconteo
City: Pavia
Address: Viale 11 Febbraio, 35
Region: Lombardy

By Car
Pavia is only 30 minutes from Milan by car. Take the E9 /A7 Autostrada Milano – Genova (exiting at Bereguardo – Pavia Nord ) 
E54 / A21 Autostrada Torino – Piacenza (exiting at Casteggio – Casatisma and Stradella – Broni) 

By Train
Milano – Genova Line